Spend Cyber Monday with Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society launches nationwide holiday adoption promotion to save the lives of shelter pets

Posted: November 27, 2013, 1 p.m. EST

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Best FriendsIt’s no secret Americans love to shop and starting this Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society and animal rescue groups and shelters across the country will offer major adoption discounts and incentives to encourage shoppers to bypass the mall or online sellers when looking for their next pet.

As part of its No Kill LA initiative, the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Los Angeles, and all six Los Angeles Animal Services shelters will be offering a $25 adoption weekend sales on all pets this Thanksgiving Weekend.

"Every year many people add new pets to their families during the holiday season." says Elizabeth Oreck, national manager, Puppy Mill Initiatives, Best Friends Animal Society. "But many people don’t realize that animal shelters and rescues across the country are filled with highly adoptable puppies, kittens, dogs and cats. Fancy papers and expensive price tags don’t make for great pets. It’s all about getting the right dog or cat." 

Adoption promotions that are going live on bestfriends.org/promo on Cyber Monday include:
  • Nationwide discounted adoption fees from more than 100 participating Best Friends Network Partners, starting at 10 percent off
  • Cat adoption fees at $15 and dogs at $50 at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Fifty percent off adoption fees for hundreds of dogs and cats available at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, plus free shipping anywhere in the country for a limited time. Additional discounts offered for other types of pets.
  • All pets come spayed/neutered and vaccinated
  • On Cyber Monday only, 25 percent off a newly launched adoption shirt to help spread the word about saving shelter pets

"If you have your heart set on a purebred, about 25 percent of the dogs who wind up in shelters are purebreds," Oreck says. "So it’s not necessary to spend thousands of dollars on a pet. Most people don’t realize that when they buy pets from a retail outlet, they may be contributing to a national tragedy."

According to Best Friends nearly all pet stores are supplied with inventory by puppy mills, mass commercial breeding operations that supply the pet store industry.

Best Friends offers the following advice: skip the pet store and visit Bestfriends.org/promo to start the search for your next pet.

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Leslie - 233329   Lakeside, AZ

12/2/2013 3:01:42 PM

What a great way to find homes for homeless dogs & cats.

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

11/28/2013 3:16:46 AM

It is wonderful to read about all the people who work so hard to find forever homes for dogs and cats.

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