Find your ‘purrfect’ matchPublished 8:57pm Saturday, February 9, 2013
February is the month to celebrate love, and adoptable dogs and cats want you to know that your “purrfect” four-legged match is waiting to meet you at two upcoming adoption events. Suffolk Humane and Suffolk Animal Care are sponsoring back-to-back events in February to give people the opportunity to find their perfect match in a furry best friend.
The first, on Feb. 23, will be at the PetSmart Charities Adoption Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chesapeake Square PetSmart store, 4300 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. Next, on Feb. 24, adoptable animals will be available at the North Suffolk PetSmart store, 6243 College Drive, Suffolk, also from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“It’s a wonderful time to adopt a pet,” said Lee Murphy, adoptions and foster coordinator for Suffolk Humane Society. “We hope that people will come see them, give them some love and attention and maybe take a new best friend home.”
“We have so many loving pets who want nothing more than to have someone to love,” added Debie Jefts, shelter manager for Suffolk Animal Control. “We hope people will come meet our wonderful pets at the PetSmarts on the adoptathon weekend.”
The Suffolk Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the welfare of companion animals in the community through sponsoring spay/neuter programs, placing homeless animals in loving permanent homes, and providing quality humane education with an emphasis on responsible pet ownership. Visit www.SuffolkHumaneSociety.com each week to get the latest information about the group’s activities, including the fifth annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Festival on May 5, and to view the up-to-date photos of the adoptable animals at Suffolk Animal Control, 124 Forest Glen Drive, Suffolk (514-7855). Call Suffolk Humane at 538-3030 for more information.