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Shelter Pets Get Homes for the Holidays

South Suburban Humane Society wants to give every homeless pet a family this holiday season.

The is filled with pets that need homes, causing the shelter to look for new ways to get families for pets.

And this time of year, a lot of these initiatives are infused with a little Christmas cheer.

In one new program called !, the Humane Society is asking for volunteers to sign up as "ambassadors," -- that is, the volunteers commit to publicizing five assigned pets that needs adopting via social media and posters around town.

"We have 22 volunteers signed up as ambassadors," said Emily Klehm, Humane Society executive director. 

The work is paying off, as 27 animals have already been adopted, she said, with about 100 dogs and cats still waiting to go home for Christmas. People sign up via email and at least three ambassadors are from Homewood-Flossmoor. 

"People can help by spreading the word about our homeless pets," Klehm said.  They can visit our website and 'share' the pets on their Facebook pages, twitter, and email.  This is a huge way to spread the word about our adoptable pets."

Volunteers are also invited to 'like' the Humane Society Facebook page, call (708) 755-7387 or email office@southsuburbanhumane.org for more information.

Klehm is encouraged by the program's progress and welcomes more volunteers to get every pet a warm home for the holidays.

"We are so excited about its success so far," she said.

Resident December 13, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Save a life. Adopt a pet. South Suburban Humane Society is the best nonprofit animal welfare organization in the Midwest! Get your pet from SSHS! Never purchase a pet. Always adopt from a reputable nonprofit. And donate locally. HSUS and ASPCA do not filter donations down to local nonprofits. Most people don't realize this.
Holly Campbell February 20, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Maybe your shelter has found our beloved Jaguar. She has been missing for 10 days and last seen near Walt's Grocery store on a 183rd. Jaguar is a little over a year old and could possibly be pregnant. She is not very big and basically black patches of brown and her back left foot is tan. She is very friendly and knows her name. We are all very sad and miss Jaguar very much.

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