An event aimed at making it as easy as possible for potential pet owners to adopt a four-legged friend is coming to Riverhead on Saturday, and Southampton Animal Shelter will be represented.
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons presents “Long Island’s Best! A Pet Adoption Expo” on Saturday.
ARF, along with six other Long Island shelters, will gather under one roof at the Riverhead Polish Hall, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. More than 100 cats and dogs will be available for adoption.
All animals at the event are spayed/neutered, vaccinated to their age limit, and checked by a veterinarian.
Participating shelters include the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Kent Animal Shelter, North Fork Animal Welfare League, RSVP, SAVES, Inc., the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, and the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.
Admission is free; adoption fees apply. Refreshments and giveaways will also be offered.
“We want to make pet adoption as easy as possible,” ARF Executive Director Sara Davison said.
The unique event will offer one-stop shopping for puppies, kittens, adult dogs — including mutts and purebreds — and cats.
Each dog will go home with a free collar and leash, and each cat will be given a cardboard carrier.
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, which was founded in 1974, and is a no-kill adoption center, rescues cats and dogs, provides care, and offers sanctuary until homes can be found.
Originally posted here: Don't Miss: Long Island's Best, A Pet Adoption Expo – Southampton, NY Patch