Groups encouraging pet adoption

Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer

Caprock Veterinary Clinic and the Portales Senior Center are teaming up Friday to make a dog’s holiday wish come true by finding a new home and a loving family.

“It was partially my idea based on we see so many stray dogs and cats and so many are being killed,” said Dawn Kryder, director of the senior center. “I have a passion for all animals because I have five dogs at home and three of them are rescued dogs.”

Kryder said animals add to the quality of life. The one day event at the center features eight to nine dogs from pups to 1-year-olds for someone to take home.

Justin Jones, kennel manager at Caprock, said they are bringing a 10-week old collie mix female and the rest are males.

“We’re trying to get them out before they get to old,” Jones said. “We don’t want them to live here all of their life. We want them to find a good home and family that will love them.”

Jones said sorry, but the vet doesn’t have any cats this time.

Adopting a pet is free.

“We’re responsible for taking care of Gods creatures,” Kryder said. “It is real important to give an animal a home that gives back to us.”