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NO ADOPTION FEES AT WOODFORD HUMANE SOCIETY, DEC 7-22

Adoption Center Closed Dec 4-6 in Preparation for Holiday Adoption Drive presented by Quantrell SubaruVERSAILLES, KY – Adopters can take home a new furry best friend at Woodford Humane Society for free this holidayseason, thanks to Quantrell Subaru.December 7-22, Quantrell Subaru has sponsored every pet and every adoption at Woodford Humane; for familieswanting to adopt, that means no adoption fees to pay on any of Woodford Humane’s 150+ dogs, cats, puppies, andkittens seeking homes. For Woodford Humane, it means lots of loving homes for deserving pets, some of whom havebeen waiting patiently for over a year. Thor (photo attached) is just 8 weeks old and a new arrival, while Mags (photoattached), a pretty but shy cat, has been homeless for a year and a half.2019 marks the seventh year that Quantrell Subaru has sponsored adoptions around the holidays. 2017’s Adoption Drivewas a record-breaking event, with over 170 pets adopted during the two week period. The goal is an empty shelter – butthe most important thing is making matches that last. Despite the $0 price tag on adoptions, families seeking to adoptwill still need to go through the humane society’s usual screening process.“These adoptions aren’t just for the holidays, we work hard to help both our pets and our adopters find the life-longcompanion they’re searching for,” says Katie Hoffman, Woodford Humane Society’s Executive Director. “Having theopportunity to make so many of those connections in such a short time is heartwarming and exciting, and we are sothankful to Quantrell Subaru for making it possible.”Adoptions include the pet’s spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, a starter bag of food, and a free vet visit. Aweek-long trial period helps adopters insure that their new pet is a good fit for their home, and Woodford Humane staffare on hand to help with care and training questions before, during, and after adoption.The impact of the Adoption Drive extends far beyond its two-week timeframe. “When we send a pet home during theAdoption Drive, it changes the world for that pet; but it also changes the world for the next one who will come throughour doors days, weeks, even months later. Two busy weeks in December help so many pets down the road by makingsure we have the space and resources to help them when they need us.”In preparation for the Drive, Woodford Humane Society’s Adoption Center will be closed Wednesday, December 4through Friday, December 6. The Adoption Drive begins at noon on Saturday, December 7. A listing of adoptable petscan be found at woodfordhumane.org.The Woodford Humane Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare agency in Versailles, takes in approximately 1,000pets each year. Its annual placement rate is 95% or above – nearly three times the national average. Woodford Humanereceives no government funding, making Adoption Drives like this one, and support like Quantrell Subaru’s, even moreimportant. The Adoption Center is open Tuesday-Sunday at noon. Holiday hours can be viewed at woodfordhumane.org. ...Read more

AAA Urges Motorists to Exercise Caution During Changing Road Conditions

  • With the Lexington-area forecast calling for colder temperatures and the season’s first accumulating snow Monday night, AAA’s Roadside Rescue Team is gearing up to be sure motorists reach their destinations safely.

  • Last winter, the AAA Roadside Rescue Team answered nearly 4,500 calls in the Bluegrass area for tire problems and nearly 8,000 for battery service, two of the most common problems over the cold winter months.

·       AAA reminds motorists to be sure their vehicles are prepared for wintry conditions by putting together a winter emergency road kit, checking tire pressure, filling gas tanks to at least half full, and ensuring batteries are in good working condition. ...Read more