'Adopt-a-thon' at the Berks ARL

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County continues a Father's Day weekend traditionJune 16 and 17 with its annual adopt-a-thon. The ARL will open its doors from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., in hopes of attracting more adopters who cannot get to the shelter during regular operating hours.

According to a press release issued by the ARL, the event 'keeps getting better each year.'During last year's adopt-a-thon, more than 40 animals found new homes.

In addition to the adoptions, there will be food and refreshments, silent auction items and the ARL's Grey Muzzle Foster Program will be selling baked goods to benefit the senior and special needs pets.

To make the event more exciting, visitors can spin the 'chance wheel' to win prizes or reduced adoption fees.

Since June is Adopt-a-Cat month, the ARL is offering to waive the adoption fee for cats one year and older for qualifying adopters who bring in a donation of wet or dry kitten food. In addition, the ARL has been offering half off the adoption fee for any animal who has been at the ARL for more than three months, and the adoption fee is waived for any animal at the shelter for longer than six months.

All adopters must meet the ARL's adoption policies and are encouraged to bring proof of homeownership or their lease showing that they are allowed to own pets, and proof of rabies for all existing pets.

The ARL also will be hosting a blood drive (human only) on Saturday, June 16 from noon to 3:00p.m. by appointment only. Please contact Barrie Pease at 610-373-8830 ext. 115 or email bpease@berksarl.org.

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