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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Westport Group to Hold “Puppy Palooza”

A Westport-based animal rescue group is gearing up for what it calls a “Puppy Palooza Adoption Event” in which it hopes to place 100 homeless animals in new homes.WestportNow.com Image
Dorrie Harris of Westport (kneeling) and her brother, Walter (behind her), participated in flying dogs from an Arkansas puppy mill to Connecticut last April. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The Jan. 9 and 10 event will be at Best Friends, 528 Main Ave., Norwalk from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and feature 75 “family- friendly puppies and young dogs” and 25 kittens and cats, said Dorrie Harris of Westport, president of TAILS, the rescue group.

“These animals have really been given the gift of life—they’re the lucky ones,” she said. “This is the end result of pets not having been spayed or neutered.  Even though they’re so young and family oriented, they would be on death row right now had they not been rescued.”

Harris said the pups were rescued from certain death by Colbert Veterinary Rescue, based out of Colbert, Ga., where they were cared for, spayed/neutered and socialized.

“This event allows us to save these animals,” said Dr. Gloria Andrews, Colbert’s veterinarian.  “There are too many wonderful puppies and dogs killed in our shelter system here when they could be adopted to great families up north.”

The groups said that the best advice for people looking to adopt is to review the information available on TAILS’ Web site, including a link to most of the animals at the event, fill out and submit an adoption application ahead of time and get to the event early. 

TAILS is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization focused on ending the pet overpopulation problem through spaying and neutering. 

The event, in addition to Colbert Veterinary Rescue, will include animals from Adopt A Dog, Cat Coalition, Operation Spay and more.

The adoption fee for Colbert’s puppies and dogs will be $300 which includes microchip, spay/neuter, age appropriate shots and care including: rabies, distemper combo, heartworm test and deworming.

For more information on adopting or to volunteer at the event, TAILS can be reached via e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at (203)222-1992.

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Great work on this rescue puppies of Westport initiative. The “Puppy Palooza Adoption Event gives families an opportunity to get a wonderful pet and help save a life at the same time. Great way to start 2010!

Posted by Stacey Wilkins on January 01, 2010 at 04:27 AM | #