HOUSTON (FOX 26) - It's Clyde's lucky day--this shelter cat about to go home with a couple.
"We thought it would be good to adopt a cat because there are so many that don't have homes. We just thought it was the right thing to do." said Megan Williams.
The staff at Sugar Land Animal Service's shelter want more pets like Clyde to get a home for the holidays. They've cut adoption prices in half. Not only that, if you decide to adopt a new furry family member, they have an option for you. You can have it delivered Christmas Eve by Santa. That's right. the Big Guy himself.
"So we have a Santa Claus and we have our police officers help out. So he gives Santa a ride, and as soon as they get on the street they put on the lights and sirens. It's really cool because people will be like "what's going on? what's going on?" said Animal Services manager Kathryn Ketchum.
Sugar Land does adoptions a little differently. You keep the pet for three to five days, then you come back and finish the adoption procedure. It's to reduce the risk of a poor fit and animals getting returned.
It's hard to pinpoint how many pets never make it out of shelters alive. Numbers range from 2.7 to 3.7 million each year depending on who's counting. Half of all dogs and over seventy percent of cats get euthanized nationwide. But not Clyde. He's going home
"It was a big decision. We talked about it for a while. We figured before kids. Yeah we'll take it one step at a time." said the Williams' together.