Falling in love is easy, and local animal shelters are trying to make it even easier.
What: Fall in Love Super Adopt-a-thon
Where: 2130 Gunbarrel Road
When: Friday, Sept. 13, 12-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15, 12-4 p.m.
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The Fall in Love Super Adopt-a-thon is a three-day event—Sept. 13-15—featuring hundreds of dogs and cats from four area organizations. Festivities will take place at PetSmart on Gunbarrel Road.
Animals from the Humane Educational Society, Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care, Trooper’s Treasures and McKamey Animal Center will be featured. Each pet will be spayed or neutered and up to date on all of their shots prior to the event, according to organizers.
Adoption fees are $75 for puppies, $50 for dogs, and $25 for cats and kittens.
The event includes games, prizes and food.
HES provided bios for a few dogs and cats available for adoption at the event.
An 8-year-old American Eskimo mix, she was brought to HES as a stray. Caretakers describe Biscuit as having "plenty of personality" and being "naturally curious." She’s great on a leash and loves going on walks. Apparently, she gets along with other dogs, too. Plus, THAT FACE!
A staff favorite at HES, Gammy is a tabby mix with green eyes and an affectionate purr. She is 9 years old with several good years of companionship left. Gammy has tummy troubles, requiring her to only eat soft food. She has been at HES since January 2013.
This poor pup has been a shelter dog for more than half of her life. She was surrendered when her family moved away and couldn’t keep her. Riley is 3 years old, described as "low-maintenance," and loves getting hugs and being with people. She is a perfect, gentle family dog.
A fluffy, 7-year-old Japanese bobtail mix, her beautiful soft coat and "mellow" demeanor make her the perfect house cat. A plus: She gets along well with other cats while still maintaining her chilled-out attitude.
Two words: Belly rubs. Dora, a shepherd mix, loves having her tummy rubbed and playing in the water. She’s also smart with her impressive response to commands and leash-walking skills. Dora does suffer from heartworms, but they are completely curable. HES will treat Dora for heartworms at no cost to the family.
Kitten! England was found as a stray with his brothers and sisters. He is 4 months old. Like all kittens, England has a zest for life and is curious, loving and affectionate. England is the best kind of cat: He gets along with others but would feel right at home being "the king of the castle."
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