: News

Filed Under:

Washington Humane Society Offers its Own Take on Black Friday Sales

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

Jessica Townsend says this time of year is tough for animal shelters.

"A lot of times, late November, early December, people aren't coming in because they do like to pair the bringing of a new pet home with a special event like Christmas," Townsend says.

Townsend is hoping a Black Friday Adoption Sale will help. All adoptions are half price. normally the humane society charges 170 dollars to adopt dog, and 85 dollars for a cat.

Townsend says the shelter can help find a good fit.

"The pets we have here -- we do often know something about their background...we can do a fair bit of matching," she says.

The Washington Humane Society currently has dozens of cats and dogs, as well as birds and rabbits available.

WAMU 88.5

It Takes A Nation: Art For Social Justice At The Katzen Arts Center

As the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, graphic artist Emory Douglas created striking visual images for the movement's publications and posters.

NPR

Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now being encouraged at some upscale, urban restaurants catering to wealthy, young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
WAMU 88.5

It Takes A Nation: Art For Social Justice At The Katzen Arts Center

As the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, graphic artist Emory Douglas created striking visual images for the movement's publications and posters.

NPR

Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.