MUSKEGON, MI – The Hackley Public Library invites residents who want to “meet some cute furry friends” and welcome this animal into their homes to attend an event in downtown Muskegon on June 4.
Marketing and Programs Coordinator Mallory Metzger said the library is partnering with area shelters to host Community Pet Adoption Awareness Day. She said it was the library’s first time coordinating the event and hopes to make it an annual event.
The event is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Hackley Park, 350 W. Webster Ave.
At the park, area residents will be able to interact with pets up for adoption and ask questions about adoption or fostering. According to the library, children can have fun and make crafts for free.
Cober’s Canines is one of the shelters the library has partnered with to initiate on-site adoptions, Metzger said. Anyone wishing to adopt at the event must complete adoption forms for prior approval.
Adult Services Librarian Mary Ruge came up with the initial idea to make the event a reality, according to Metzger, because of her love for animals and the community.
“Everyone who helps or participates in the event is thrilled,” Metzger said. “We all love animals. What better way to spend a day than trying to encourage people to consider adopting or fostering. »
Attendees can also bring donations for an area animal shelter, Metzger said.
For every item a person donates, they will have a chance to win a gift card for Petco,” according to the website.
Metzger said encouraging the community can go “a long way” and can help many animals.
In recognition of Pet Adoption Awareness Day, Hackley Library will be holding a ‘find a pet scavenger hunt’ through June where people can search for photos of all the pets of librarians in the youth services department.
People interested in donating items on the day of the event can also donate items earlier. Throughout May, Hackley Public Library will be accepting donations for participating shelters at the main service office.
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