This year’s theme is to market what consumers cannot get on Amazon or at the local mall: a homeless pet.
“Nowadays, you can pretty much get anything you want online,” Miller said. “But we know you cannot get a live dog or cat on Amazon or when you shop at Wal-Mart. And so we’re encouraging people to consider giving a homeless pet a new chance at life at this special time of year.”
A series of fun photo images featuring that theme have been posted on Riverside County Animal Services’ Facebook pages and the department’s official Website.
Although pets can be adopted for free, Miller said he wanted to remind dog adopters of dogs aged 4-months-old or older must purchase a license if the adopter lives within the county’s jurisdictional areas. A dog license costs $17 for a one-year license.
As an additional note: Riverside County Animal Services shelters are closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The shelters resume regular hours of operation on Saturday, Nov. 25.