By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Here’s an unusual Black Friday discount: Reduced pet adoption prices at one shelter Friday — and black animals are free.READ MORE: Search For Missing 13-Year-Old Jalen Maxwell In Philadelphia Intensifying
The Animal Care and Control Team on Hunting Park Avenue is reducing its pet adoption fees this day.
Cats and kittens are $5 instead of $25 or $50. Puppies are $100, down from $250. And for Black Friday, black animals are free.
But shelter assistant operations director Natalie Smith says adopting a pet shouldn’t be an impulse decision:
“The promotions are a great way to get people who haven’t though about a shelter pet to come in the door,” she explains. “Once they’re here, our staff and volunteers are animal experts who are going to make sure people are set up with a perfect match.”READ MORE: COVID In Delaware: Gov. Carney Says State Expecting Shipment Of 8,000 Doses Of J&J Vaccine After FDA Approval
Owners like Sharnee Johnson, who adopted a six-month-old tabby named Turkey:
“The young lady told us they were doing discounted prices on kittens, and that they would definitely had kittens early in the morning,” she says.
Smith says 51 pets found homes during last year’s Black Friday promotion.MORE NEWS: Two More Teens Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Forrest Keys, UArizona Student Gunned Down In Campus Parking Garage
The shelter is located at 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue and is open until 8 pm.