Adopt a pet for $25

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The Broome County Humane Society returned with its annual “Empty The Shelter” event on May 3, opening its doors to residents to come and adopt pets for adoption.

Amberly Ondria, shelter manager for the Broome County Humane Society, said this event will continue through Saturday and all animal adoptions are $25.

She said it was mandatory for residents to complete an application and be approved before going for adoption.

“The first step is to fill out an application, it’s pretty quick. We ask a few questions, we check with references, and if you own or rent your home, we want to make sure the owners are on board for you to bring animals in the house. Once you have selected an animal, you will be able to bring it home in less than 48 hours,” said Amberly Ondria.

She added that residents must be prepared to take full responsibility for caring for an animal.

“A pet is a lifetime commitment. It’s a big financial commitment, so we want to make sure you’re prepared to care for this animal for the next ten years financially and emotionally. Understanding that they have needs is important because they’re going to need to play, they’re going to need to go outside if they’re dogs, and just have overall enrichment,” Amberly Ondria said.

She said the reason for the event was to find homes for the animals currently living at the shelter to make room for animals that need space to shelter.

If you are interested in adopting a pet and want to find the app, please follow this link

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