700 adoptions from Casper Humane Society in 2019; none returned after holidays
The Casper Humane Society had seventy animals come in during the month of December. Fifty-nine of those animals were adopted.
Sometimes, some of those animals are adopted and given as holiday gifts. People figure out later they can’t take care of them, but there’s good news so far.
"We've been very lucky here this year at the humane society that nothing has come back, yet," said Sally Reinhart, President of the Humane Society board.
She added that pets are a lifetime commitment. If anyone wants to give a pet as a gift, Reinhart suggests having the person getting the pet come in and pick it out.
If pets do come back, they can get depressed being back at the shelter.
Reinhart added people who bring back animals are also sad but happen to be allergic or don’t have time to care for them.
The Humane Society suggests bringing in pets that are already in the home and children. Reinhart added this meeting could help prevent an animal from coming back.
"We make sure they do a meet and greet before they go out. That way we can do it under a controlled situation and kinda see that they're going to get along," Reinhart said.