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Pet For A Day: 'Adventure Tails' Program Kicks Off At Humane Society Of Southeast Missouri

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

Animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri can now get a day out thanks to a new program: Adventure Tails. Initiated this month, the program allows potential adopters, or people wishing for a few hours of animal companionship, to check a pet out for the day.

Executive director of the shelter, Tracy Poston, says it’s a great opportunity for those in pet-free apartments, or those on the fence about adopting an animal.

“You can take them hiking, walking, or just hang out with them at one of the pet-friendly restaurants," says Poston. "It’s basically a great way to get some of our pets out into the community so people can see what fantastic pets we have at the shelter.”

Poston says she tried the program out herself during a visit to another animal shelter, and thought it would be a great addition to the current programs at the Cape Girardeau shelter.

Those hoping to participate in Adventure Tails must have homeowners or renters insurance, and will be given several options on different pets they can take. Animals must be on a leash at all times, and can be checked out during office hours.