Pet adoption fees reduced for Humane Society Adopt-a-thon

The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach lowered the fee to adopt an animal for it's Adopt-a-thon.

Volunteers with the nonprofit organization will be at Sam's Club at 1946 Mister Joe White Ave. in Myrtle Beach until 4 p.m. Friday.

"We're housing close to 60 to 65 dogs and we have close to 200 cats there now, so hopefully this will help draw some people to our shelter so they can see our animals," Assistant Manager Deborah Cole said.

Adoption fees have been reduced to $55 for the event, which includes spaying and neutering for your new pet, vaccinations and preventative healthcare treatments.

There is also a box where pet supply donations can be dropped off. "The animal population grows mainly in the spring. That's when we get the litters of puppies and kittens. Our biggest demand right now is for litter and food for the animals coming," Cole said.

An increased number of adoptions at the shelter is good news for the hundreds of animals Cole sees. "They're not staying there as long," she said.

If you can't make it to the Adopt-a-thon, you can always visit the shelter to check out the furry friends looking for a good home. The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is at 409 Bay Street behind the Aquatic Center.