The majority of the dogs that were surrendered to the Lewis & Clark Humane Society on August 23 became available for adoption on Saturday.
The shelter had the animals at PetSmart from noon until 3 p.m. with dog programs coordinators on hand to answer any questions and assist with on-site adoptions.
The dogs vary in breeds but are all considered small in size, ranging from 3 to 30 pounds.
The animals were voluntarily surrendered to the shelter last month from a home in the Helena North Valley.
Dog Program Coordinator Rebecca Howard says they’re all good dogs that are just in need of a good home.
“I mean these guys are going from a really tough situation and so the quicker we can get them living in a home environment, having a family and living the lives that they’re meant to live the better,” said Howard.
A couple of the animals will not be able to be taken home after adoption as they are still to be spayed or neutered.
On Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. the shelter will be holding their annual Wine for Whiskers Ball at the Delta Marriott Hotel in Helena.
The charity event is sponsored by Alpine Animal Clinic and all proceeds will go directly to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society.
“This fundraiser will be a celebration of the animals saved and human lives enriched by the homeless animals that have been rescued and given a second chance at a forever home,” said Lewis & Clark Humane Society Executive Director Gina Wiest. “We want this to be a very enjoyable evening tasting fine wine, delicious beer, hors’ doeuvres, and dancing to the Mighty Flick while raising funds for the animals that come into our care.”
The event will feature wine and beer tasting, silent auctions and music by the Might Flick.
Humane Society staff are also asking for help fostering young kittens who are too young to be kept at the shelter.
For more information about fostering an animal, the Wine for Whiskers Ball or to fill out an adoption applications visit the shelter’s website here.
Story by John Riley, MTN News