You're thinking about adopting a new fur-ever friend. That's great.

You want to do it for the holidays and make that cat or dog your Christmas present to someone. Even better.

However, there are a couple of things you should definitely consider first.

It's not just a gift, it's a commitment. Make sure whoever you're gifting the animal to wants and can take care of it.

It's all about time. Time to consider the decision. Will there be enough time to spend with your new friend? Is the time right to get an animal?

There are several other tips and suggestions available HERE for you to consider before you decide to adopt for the holidays.

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If you have decided this is the way to go, then you should plan to visit our friends at Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter for Bissell Pet Foundation's Empty The Shelter Holiday Hope Event December 9th through the 13th.

Despite this year’s challenges, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) has remained vigilant in its mission to find loving homes for shelter pets. On December 9-13, BPF is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets across the country with its Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. BPF will support nearly 170 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions, including a participating location near you, Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter in Mason.(Bissell Pet Foundation)

ICACS Will be participating in the #EmptyTheShelters event from the Bissell Pet Foundation on December 9th-13th. Dog adoption fees that day will be reduced to $25 (including dog license fees) and Cat adoption fees will be $10. Standard adoption application process will apply. This is only for spayed/neutered pets.

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