Quantcast

Hero pets available for adoption at Joplin Humane Society - KOAM TV 7

Hero pets available for adoption at Joplin Humane Society

Updated:

How much would you pay to bring home a new best friend?. The Joplin Humane Society is offering a new program. For an increased fee, you can bring home a pet. And the best part? It all stays in the shelter.

One by one, they have been finding new homes. The hero pet program is not just a program to find dogs a new home, rather support the cost to maintain current pets at the humane society.

"Some pets come in and they're super highly adoptable. We have people fighting over them, we have people wanting to drive from Kentucky to adopt one, it's crazy. Those pets are actually going to be part of our hero pet program." shelter manager, Lysa Boston says.

"It costs a tremendous amount of money to keep the shelter running. Actually 25 hundred dollars a day to keep this building running and keep the care for the pets. So if you purchase a pet from a breeder, that pet money mostly goes into their checking account. If you adopt an animal from the shelter the adoption fee that you pay, helps the shelter to continue to care for other pets." she says.

The adoption fee increases to $125, which includes vaccinations, a microchip and spaying or neutering. According to Boston, most hero pets  will be puppies or kittens, but that doesn't mean the shelter is forgetting about other animals.

"If an animal is able to because of his or her unique ability to be chosen quickly, and be a more financially valued adoption, they can help us with the other pets." Boston says.

So far, the shelter has taken in two litters of hero pets. But while the number available depends on the litter, they don't expect them to arrive every day.

"We don't anticipate that we will have a large number of hero pets, but our goal is to keep adoption affordable." Boston says.

At last check...the shelter had 5 hero pets ready to be adopted.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Sunday, August 25 2013 9:28 PM EDT2013-08-26 01:28:12 GMT
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. More >>
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. 
    More >>
  • City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:19:43 GMT
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
  • Man Enter Home Near Golden, MO

    Man Enter Home Near Golden, MO

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:09:49 GMT
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.