The Winona Humane Society isn’t your average animal shelter. Instead of cages. they have community bays. which are basically large rooms with a whole lot of cats in them. Right now. the shelter has around 160 animals up for adoption. And this week. the hopes are that some of those hopeful pets to be. will find a new home with those that have fought for our country. Somtimes. something as little as this: Can make a huge difference. especially to those that have served our country. JOHN 31/25 Do have knowledge of a veteran that has an animal that they definetely rely on and extremely miss when they’re apart and offers them a lot of comfort. It’s something the Winona Area Humane Society realized… KELLY They served our country so it’s important as their community, we serve them. As part of Veterans Day. all week long. the shelter is dropping their 80 dollar adoption fee for cats. KELLY 05/41 And they’re all up to date on their shots and theyre all spayed and nuetered so realistically, they’re saving total of a couple hundred dollars. But it’s not just about sending vets home with a fuller wallet… It’s also about sending vets home with a new best friend. JOHN 32/16 If they come home and theres nobody there, it can be kind of depressing. An animal is always there to greet you, when you come home, they’re always happy to see you, and they let you know that. KELLY 07/23 there’s so many studies that have been done that show that adopting an animal – particularly a cat, can lower your blood pressure and it can also have a great impact on lowering depression and bettering your mood. So whether it’s Betty. Sweetie. Citrus. or one of the many other cats available for adoption at the Winona Area Humane Society… The goal is simple: giving veterans the chance at finding a new furry companion. KELLY 10/33 Some of the animals that we have here, the ones that are overlooked, the ones that are veterans here, we’re defintely pushing for those veterans to meet our veterans here as well even though they’re a little bit more fury, hopefully they find a good match, and we want them to find a companion so they can feel the love that they’ve been giving us. The program runs all week long. The Winona Humane Society is closed today for veterans day… But is open tomorrow and Friday from one to six p-m. and on Saturday from 10 a-m to 2 p-m. While the adoption fees are waived. there is still an application process. but that ‘s only expected to delay an adoption for a few days.