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Memorial Day: Free Adoption Event

by Humane Pennsylvania

May 24, 2019

Reading, PA – As a way to show our support and gratitude for all of our current and former service men in women, including; first responders, EMS, police and fire, military members, veterans, and all other public servants – we are thrilled to announce the Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) will be offering free pet adoptions to any public servant beginning Friday, May 24, 2019 and continuing through Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Our public service men and women provide us with an unparalleled service, and to show our appreciation, we want to provide them and their families with the ability to welcome a new loving family member into their homes without needing to pay the standard adoption fee.

Throughout the event, vets and their families can view, select, and meet-and-greet with any animals; dogs, cats, and critters they’d like, that are available for adoption.

Adopters wishing to provide a home for a shelter pet are encouraged to visit the shelter or HumanePA.org to learn more about the animals currently available for adoption. We have pets of every type, size, age, and personality eagerly waiting their forever home.

For efficiency, interested potential adopters are also encouraged to come into the shelter prior to the start of the adoption event to complete an adoption assistance application and begin the process for adoption approval. Adoption approval is required before any potential adopter can meet with a pet.

All potential adopters during this adoption event are required to go through the same diligent adoption screening process as any other adopter. However, once approved, the pet adoption fee will be waived.  This adoption event provides families with the ability to welcome a new furry friend into their home without needing to pay the standard adoption fee.

Those interested in adopting a pet during our Memorial Day adoption event will be asked to present a current public service ID as part of the adoption application process and verification on their service.


Waived Adoption Fees Include:

  • Humane Pennsylvania’s Thirty Day Adoption Health Supplement
  • Spaying or Neutering (prior to adoption)
  • Vaccinations (including current rabies vaccination) and de-worming medication
  • Flea Treatment
  • Microchipping and chip registration
  • Free 1 lb. bag of Science Diet Pet Food. Science Diet partners with Humane Pennsylvania to provide great nutrition to all cats in our shelters


Adoption Hours:
Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

We encourage you to cover this free adoption event at the Humane Society of Berks County, Friday, May 24, 2019 through Sunday, May 26, 2019. The Humane Society of Berks County is located at 1801 N. 11th Street in Reading, PA 19604.

To view the available pets for adoption, visit humanepa.org/adoption or meet the pets at the shelter, in-person, during scheduled operating hours. For more information about the free adoption event, please call 610-921-2348 or email: [email protected]

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