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Fremont area residents who may be looking to welcome a new furry friend into the family will have two opportunities to adopt pets on Saturday.

Two local pet rescues are teaming with two local businesses to host adoption events for cats and dogs in need of a forever home on Saturday.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Catz Angels Rescue Effort (CARE) will be holding an adoption event at the Fremont Tractor Supply Company at 2850 East 23rd Ave N.

During the last year, Fremont Tractor Supply has provided food to CARE as well as opened up its doors for a number of adoption events held by CARE.

“We’re passionate about animals at Tractor Supply, and we’re hopeful this partnership will encourage more local adoptions from Catz Angels Rescue Effort and put deserving pets in loving homes,” Jeff Ingersoll, manager of Fremont Tractor Supply, said earlier this year.

The Catz Angels Rescue Effort adoption event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, and along with providing an opportunity for the rescue to show off some of its adoptable cats, it will also serve as a way for the organization to network for volunteers.

According to Marsha Niday, one of CARE’s founders, Tractor Supply has lent the organization space in front of its store for at least a dozen adoption days in 2017.

“They were very successful in terms of placing cats and kittens in forever homes, as well as making contacts and volunteers,” she said. “The events also put us in contact with farms that may be in need of feral cats for barns and shops. We have been very appreciative of the support they have given us.”

CARE works locally to provide TNR (trap/neuter/release) services and rescue within the scope of TNR. CARE works to educate cat owners and the entire community about the importance of spay/neuter programs to effectively and humanely reduce the feral and community cat population in our area.

“Our mission is to definitely get cats spayed and neutered, especially feral and strays,” Jan Pemberton, one of CARE’s founders, said. “We also find and provide foster homes and are doing all kinds of different things to help cats and to control the population.”

Along with the CARE event at Tractor Supply Company, another local rescue will be hosting a similar adoption event at Fremont Mall.

FurEver Home, Inc. will be hosting an adoption event at the local mall from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

FurEver Home is a local organization that specializes in rescuing and re-homing dogs, educating the public about spaying/neutering, vaccinations and good dog behaviors.

According to FurEver Home founder Deb Steenblock, many of the organization’s rescue dogs come from shelters that are heavily overpopulated, and because of this, euthanasia is used as a means to diminish numbers.

Working with agencies around the state, and country, FurEver Home provides a far better alternative, one that doesn’t stop a heart and provides a second chance for dogs to be loved and cherished.

All dogs FurEver Home rescues are spayed/neutered, given necessary shots and evaluated on temperament.

For more information about FurEver Home, and to view some of the adoptable dogs available at the organization visit fetchingfureverhomes.org.

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