Humane Society campaign running purrr-fectly

John Eckel plays with a small dog through a cage at the Blue Mountain Humane Society.

John Eckel plays with a small dog through a cage at the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Photo by Michael Lopez.

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WALLA WALLA — The Twelve Days of Christmas just might help the Blue Mountain Humane Society hit a record that has been in Sara Archer’s sights ever since she took over as director of the society in 2006.

“We are going to get 1,200. You can count on it,” Archer said, adding that in 2006 they had 600 adoptions that year.

The humane society has already surpassed last year’s 1,115 adoptions with 1,169 adopted as of Saturday morning. And the last 31 adoptions needed might come as a Christmas present with the help of the annual Twelve Days of Christmas adoption campaign.

On Dec. 14 as part of the campaign, the humane society lowered the regular adoption price that ranges from $95-150 down to $25, and that lowered price still includes altering, shots, micro-chipping and a free vet exam.

“It’s a value at $150 frankly,” Archer said, noting that the combined medical services costs the humane society well over that amount.

There are only two days left to take part in the special program, but that’s still enough time to adopt a new dog or cat for Christmas.

For people uncertain if an adoption will work for them, the humane society offers trials for older dogs.

“For dogs yes, but not for cats and puppies under six months,” Archer said.

The Blue Mountain Humane Society is located at 7 George St., right next to Blue Valley RV Park. It is closed today and open Monday from noon-4 p.m., Tuesday noon -6 p.m. and closed on Christmas.

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