Working in conjunction with the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, Boy Scouts from across the northshore are hosting a pet adoption day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The community is invited to stop by not only to check out the adoptable animals but also to assist in the project in any way possible.
The event will be held at the corner of Boston Street and Jefferson Avenue in the parking lot of Whitney Bank.
“One of the earliest tenets of scouting is to ‘Be Kind to Animals’ and we felt this was a great way for our local Boy Scouts to support St. Francis Animal Sanctuary and help make the community aware of the many animals at the facility that would make great pets,” said Dorothy Garcia, district executive for the Bogue Tuchenna District that covers St. Tammany and Washington parishes.
Garcia encourages the community to stop by even if they are not in the market for a new pet.
“Even if you have a dog and three cats, you can bring a bag of dog food or pet snacks and make this a food drive for the sanctuary,” she said. “Come by and say ‘Hi’ to the scouts in support of their effort and anything you can do to help St. Francis is a big help.”