Free Adoptions at North Shore Animal League ALL WEEKEND LONG
If you’re not one of the 20+ million listeners that tune into the Howard Stern Show on a daily basis, you might be asking yourself why Howard would pay the adoption fees for every animal at North Shore Animal League this weekend. But for the rest of us, it makes perfect sense.
For years now, the King of All Media has shifted an increasing amount of time, energy, and money to various philanthropic causes. While Stern has long been an advocate for women’s reproductive rights and LGBT equality, he has become increasingly passionate about animal welfare in recent years.
This likely has a great deal to do with his gorgeous wife Beth, who along with her husband and a small group of friends, agreed to foot all adoption fees for over 300 animals. So, if you’re in the NY area and are looking for a pet, this could be your weekend. Just remember, while you don’t have to pay adoption fees, you will have to pass NSAL’s strict adoption application standards.
Here are the details for this weekend’s events:
What: All Adoption Fees Waved for Approved Adopters
Who: Every dog, cat, puppy and kitten in the place, regardless of age or breed
When: 12:00pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 9th – Sunday, December 11th
Where: North Shore Animal League
Bianca’s Furry Friends
This isn’t the first time that Howard helped North Shore, which is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization on the planet. Following the passing of Howard’s beloved doggy Bianca, Howard & Beth formed the “Bianca’s Furry Friends Campaign.” The project, for which Stern has raised and donated millions, will create a 14,000 sq. ft., cage-free environment for cats. While that project focuses solely on felines, this weekend’s event is geared toward the adoption of animals of all sizes, shapes and breeds.
How You Can Help
If you’re in the New York-area and are thinking about getting a pet, this is definitely the time. After all, what’s cooler than telling people that Howard Stern paid your adoption fee? If you’re at maximum puppy capacity or find yourself outside of the New York area, there are still a number of ways you can help:
Donate to Bianca’s Furry Friends here.
Donate to North Shore Animal League here.
Find a Dog or Cat for Adoption Near You here.
Finally, do yourself a favor, and listen to Howard Stern here.