Pets find homes during Upland adoption faire –

Many orphaned pets found their lifelong homes this weekend following the Spring Pet Adoption Faire in Memorial Park.

The event, which was organized by Upland Animal Services, resulted in the adoptions of dogs and cats from shelters and rescue groups throughout the region.

Saturday was the first time that Upland Animal Services hosted the event.

“I thought it went great,” said Jon Knowlton, Upland’s animal services supervisor. “Everybody was fantastic. The volunteers did a great job of helping everybody, and the vendors were fantastic. I thought it went really well.”

More than 50 animals were adopted during the event, Knowlton said.

The Upland shelter found homes for 14 animals, including five cats.

The Riverside County shelter found homes for 18 dogs, and the San Bernardino County shelter placed 11 in homes, he said.

The Upland shelter invited 14 other shelters to participate, including San Bernardino and Riverside counties as well as San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga and Baldwin Park.

Several rescue groups in the region attended, including Priceless Pets, Grey Save, All Breed Dog, Best Friends Animal Society, Pardon Me Inc. and Cat Love.

Low-cost vaccines and $6 rabies vaccines were available for pets as well as free microchipping for pets of Upland residents.

Keep Me Wild brought baby bobcats while the California Turtle and Tortoise Club brought tortoises.

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