By Alex Lupul
For people on the lookout for a four-legged best friend, Pet Valu may have a perfect companion.
In honour of national Pet Appreciation Month, Pet Valu's 200 Fitch St. location in Welland will be holding a special adoptathon event from April 20 to April 22, in conjunction with Niagara Action for Animals (NAFA) and Happy Tails.
The event will host a number of dogs and cats which will be available for adoption and requiring "forever homes."
A raffle table, face-painting and paw print making will also be available at the event, while donations from a bake sale and barbecue will be donated to Happy Tails.
The program promotes the idea that adoption saves the lives of two animals: the pet that is adopted and a new pet for which there becomes room to save.
"We've done 2,500 cat adoptions since we started our program 15 years ago," said Welland Pet Valu owner/operator Brigit Cardin. "For one store, that's pretty good."
Throughout the entire month of April, Pet Valu will be raising donations for the spay/neuter program and food bank for NAFA, as well as Welland and District Humane Society.
Last year's Pet Appreciation Month event at the store raised more than $7,700. Pet Valu hopes to surpass that number.