PS Animal Shelter Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Adoption
PALM SPRINGS - It's Cinco de Mayo and while many celebrate the holiday with a night out, others say it's a perfect opportunity to do some good. Jessica Smith says she was on the waiting list for a week to get her puppy Jake. This weekend, she got the call to come and pick him up. "He was really playful and energetic and loving. We were really looking for that in a dog,” says Smith.
The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is celebrating Cinco de Bow-Wow and Cinco de Meow. They say they have over 300 animals that need to be adopted. "They're happy and healthy and very adoptable,” says Director of the PS Animal Shelter Pat Brayer. These animals come from all over Coachella Valley, some are found in the streets. "We work together with animal control and they are out on the streets every day hoping not to find an animal but when they do they bring them here,” says Brayer. Some of the animals are just dropped off by people who can’t take care of them. "Puppies usually go out to foster if they are young which means they are in a home so they are getting socialized, they are getting some manners and when they come back to us they are ready to be adopted,” says Brayer.
They say in order to stop filling the shelters, folks should always spay and neuter. "They want to roam because they are in search of a partner and sometimes the most gated fence isn't an enough for a dog or cat that truly wants to get out,” says Brayer.
Smith is happy with her decision to adopt and she says she wouldn't have it any other way. "I feel so bad I want to give them a home and that's why it's important to go to shelters and adopt because those dogs are looking for pure love, that genuine love,” says Smith.