PICS: Event Finds Homes for 4-Legged Friends

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — An event to open hearts and homes for pets in need was held Saturday.

The ninth annual PAWS 4 A Cause event was held at the South Chagrin Reservation at Cleveland Metroparks. It featured pet supply vendors, canine demonstrations food and raffles.

There was an Adopt-a-Thon with dogs from over 25 rescue organizations and information on cats who need homes, too, along with a Parade of Adoptables hosted by Fox 8’s Melissa Mack.

Organizers said the event is meant to provide a fun day for families while finding “forever homes” for rescued stray and abused animals.

“This is an important event for the community, because we’re putting rescued cats and dogs into forever homes,” said Amy Beichler, director of PAWS. “We’re shooting for 100 adoptions today.”

Officials were still calculating the total number of adoptions Saturday night, but said at least 21 animals found new homes thanks to the event.

Saturday’s event also generated funds that will help continue the PAWS foster care program and to provide medical care for PAWS animals.

Fox 8 was one of the event sponsors.

For more on PAWS and its adoptable pets, click here.

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