062113 Humane Society Holding Adoptathon at shelter this Saturday (360)

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Humane Society will host their Summer Adopt A Thon, Saturday, June 22 from  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the well known animal welfare facility on Meredith Center Road, Laconia.
In tandem with the national Adopt a Shelter cat promotion, but more importantly to promote adoptions of all the animals at the shelter, June 22 will be a banner day at the 100 year old organization's Laconia facility.
''Our feline population is at an unprecedented low" says spokesperson Marylee Gorham "our numbers have yet to rise above 60 feline residents this year, making our cats and kittens much sought after".
Not only will there be same day, all day adoptions processed speedily with supporting documents, there are plenty of summer activities to enjoy while visiting the animals and picking the next four legged family member.
New this year, a Dunk Tank, staffed by animal lovers from the Laconia Police Department. Funds raised trying to unseat the "Blue Ice Dunkees" will help care for the animals waiting an adoptive home.
Thanks to donations from local gardeners and supporters of the shelter, perennials, annuals and herbs will be on sale.
Those with a sweet tooth will be able to purchase locally baked goodies, enjoy hand swirled candy floss, or a sampling of popcorn. Grille masters will be on hand to cook a constant supply of hot dogs least anyone be overcome with hunger while choosing a new furry friend. Local businesses linked with NH Humane Society such as Laconia Pet Center, VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, BoBo's Playland and others, will
have merchandise and informational booths on site.
Gorham said "our Black Friday adoption in November has always been a huge hit in the community, so much so, we've added the Summer
Adopt A Thon. It really is the perfect time to pick a new family member".
Adopters will be pleased to note low adoption fees, adult cats $50 and kittens $75. All animals are current on vaccines, spayed or neutered, heartworm and leukemia/AIDS tested depending on their species, micro chipped and fully evaluated and receive a starter pack of food to go home. For more information about the adopt a thon, check www.nhhumane.org or call 524-3252.