The Vanderburgh Humane Society is offering the “purr-fect” add-on Christmas gift this holiday season.
For $50, a VHS volunteer “elf” will deliver adopted pets to their new homes on either Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.
The Humane Society says that the public has requested holiday delivery of adopted pets for many years, and they are pleased to make it a reality.
This promotion only applies to dogs, cats, and rabbits adopted December 18 through December 22.
Adoption hours are Tuesday – Saturday, noon from 6:00 p.m., with the exception of Thursday, December 20, when the shelter will be closed to the public.
The last chance to adopt any pet before Christmas will be Saturday, December 22.
Only animals who have already been spayed or neutered may leave the facility.
Payment can be made using cash, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
Time blocks for delivery are 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Christmas Day, or 10:00 a.m. – noon on Christmas Day.
Only an approximate delivery time within those two-hour ranges will be given.
The service is valid only for Vanderburgh County and Newburgh deliveries.
The public can view all the animals available for adoption by clicking here.
The promotion does include cats adoptable at River Kitty Cat Café.
Those interested in Christmas delivery should inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org, (812) 426-2563 extension 218, or ask an Adoption Counselor in person at the shelter during business hours.
Deliveries will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, based on the number of volunteers available.
For those who would like to give the gift of adoption this holiday season, but would rather the recipient pick out their own pet, gift cards are also available in any denomination.
They can be purchased anytime during VHS business hours and are also valid for merchandise, Spay/Neuter Clinic services, and in the Happy Tails Resale Shop.
The $50 delivery is in addition to the pet’s regular adoption fee.
(This story was originally published on December 19, 2018)