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The Halifax Humane Society will soon be bringing its pets all over northern and central Florida with its newest addition, a mobile adoption and transfer vehicle that can safely and efficiently transport up to 35 animals.
The vehicle is the latest component of a rapidly growing adoption program at Halifax Humane Society, which improved its adoption numbers by 23 percent and 20 percent respectively in 2011 and 2012, and is seeing similar increases so far in 2013. It will allow Halifax Humane Society to showcase its animals at large "mega-adoption" events in large metropolitan areas, offering more exposure than ever to humane society animals than ever before.
The vehicle made its first trip last week as it transferred 35 animals (20 dogs, 15 cats) to the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.
The animals will participate in a mega-adoption event there.
"Seeing this many animals finding their forever homes is an affirmation that the efforts we have made the past few years are truly making a difference in our community," said Halifax Humane Society Executive Director Miguel Abi-hassan. "This vehicle is just the next step as we continue to increase our efforts in raising adoptions while also controlling intake numbers."
The vehicle was custom built using funds provided through a grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
High-volume adoption events and targeted spay/neuter programs are among the organization's top priorities in 2013, making the vehicle grant a perfect match.
In addition to its use for adoption events, the vehicle will also be used to transport groups of animals to be spayed or neutered at the Halifax Humane Society Redinger Spay/Neuter Clinic.