Haven Humane Society 'stuffs the bus' for local children
ANDERSON, Calif. - The Haven Humane Society helps "stuff the bus" for the second time this year. KRCR's winter Stuff the Bus toy drive collects toys for local children whose families may not have the means to provide them with toys for the holidays.
Haven Humane participated in KRCR's Stuff the Bus food drive over the summer.
The organization is offering a lower pet adoption fee to anyone who donates an unwrapped toy to Stuff the Bus.
The normal adoption rate is $135 for dogs and $85 for cats. Starting November 14, until the bus gets stuffed with donated toys on December 9, Haven Humane will lower its adoption fees to $25. The fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations and a starter bag of food.
The Haven Humane Society's CEO, Mark Storrey, said the shelter is nearly full.
"We haven't had much let-down in the last year and a half and I think the weather has something to do with it."
Stuff the Bus goes along with Haven Humane's annual 'Give them a Home for the Holidays' campaign, which sets a goal to adopt a certain number of pets during the holidays.
This year, Storrey said he hopes to get 250 or more animals adopted by 2017.
"We really hope to shatter the 250 animals this year and I think we can," Storrey said. He also said the shelter is nearly full.
"Rescue dogs are the best dogs, and we have tons of amazing dogs and cats that are just looking for homes and just want that second chance," he said.
The bus will get stuffed at the Stuff the Bus event on December 9 and drop off locations are already set-up around the Northstate.