Pet adoption event goes well: lots more needing homes

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

The Slave Lake Animal Rescue Committee held an adoption event on March 10.

This is the second event the committee has held this year, so far.

Animal Rescue Committee is a non-for- profit group of volunteers that work with the town to rescue homeless and abandoned animals in the community and surrounding areas.

The committee provides veterinary assistance and foster care while waiting for responsible permanent homes to be found.

Vice Chairman of the Animal Rescue Committee Vanessa Bjornson, said the event went great as five cats were adopted.

Bjornson said for the month of March, in efforts to get as many cats as possible adopted, the adoption fees for cats had been reduced $25.

“We have so many cats that we actually have taken over the dog viewing/playroom to hold more cats,” said Bjornson.

She said the committee is trying to hold an adoption day once a month.

A date for April has yet to be determined.

Bjornson said, adoption fees are $250 for a male dog, $300 for a female dog, $125 for a male cat and $185 for a female cat.

She explained how the adoption fee also covers shots and spay or neuter, adding if an animal is under six months that the committee will issue a certificate for when the animal is of age.

Lorelie Stefanson with the Animal Rescue Committee was also selling Gold Canyon fundraiser candles during the event.

Each candle costs $26, and $10 from every candle sold had gone towards the committee.

Bjornson said if anyone is wanting to adopt they can access an adoption application from the Animal Rescue Committees Facebook page or by going online to arcofsl.com. Viewing of animals is done by appointment only.

Cat lover Angela Steele holding her newly-adopted cat Pam during the adoption event on the March 10 weekend.

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