CAT FRIDAY: Local pet adoption and fundraiser events this weekend

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It's going to be another busy weekend for local animal shelters, so if you've been thinking about adding a new furry member to your family, read up and make time in your schedule to check out these events.

Star, a sweet, calm 12-1/2-year-old female, has been at the Spokane Humane Society since March. She's considered "less adoptable" because of her age.
  • Star, a sweet, calm 12-1/2-year-old female, has been at the Spokane Humane Society since March. She's considered "less adoptable" because of her age.

Tomorrow, the Spokane Humane Society, along with some other local animal rescue groups, is setting up a mobile adoption center at the North Spokane PetSmart (9950 N. Newport Hwy.), for PetSmart's Super Adoption Day. Along with animals looking for homes at the adoption center inside the pet supply chain (a new, expanded adoption center opened there about a year ago, housing homeless pets cared for by SHS), the Humane Society is showcasing adoptable pets at a parking lot booth. The event runs tomorrow, Sept. 27, from 1-5 pm. 

Spokane Humane Society volunteer and outreach coordinator Jenna Carroll says the shelter hopes to adopt as many as 50 pets during the four-hour event. Adoption specials are being offered on many animals as part of the shelter's recognition of "Less Adoptable Pet Week." The shelter has been promoting its senior, special needs and other long-term residents throughout the week. 

If you're not in the market for a pet, but still want to give back to local animal sheltering and rescue efforts, SCRAPS is also hosting its Walk in the Park dog walk, to raise money to treat injured or ill animals the regional shelter takes in. The event is set for tomorrow morning, Sept. 27, from 10 am-2 pm, at Prairie View Park on Spokane's South Hill, near the intersection of Freya and 61st Ave.

Participants are asked to gather donations but there is no registration cost to participate. The community is encouraged to "walk with or without a dog, with your 'pack,' in memory of a beloved pet, as a virtual walker, or even in honor of your cat." Registration is open before the walk, and pledges can be turned in after the walk through Monday for teams or individuals to still be eligible to win prizes for their efforts.