The dogs up for adoption, who would normally cost anywhere from $55 to $160 to take home, have been at the pound for longer than six months, according to the paper.
Humane Society spokeswoman Katie Woolsey told NCT she hopes the cost reprieve will help get people to adopt the pets, some of which have been at the pound since July. “These are the pets that have been here the longest and could use a boost," she went on to tell the paper.
Pictured alongside the article is Willow, one of the five dogs up for adoption. Here’s her story courtesy of NCT:
Willow: A 2-year-old spayed female pit bull mix. Woolsey said this pet "loves to run, chase balls and play with her toys. She really loves her human pals, especially the ones with yummy treats."
For more information on how you can get involved visit Escondido Humane Society online.