(Forsyth County, GA) Pet owners can grab some neon shirts and parachute pants for themselves and their pets and head to the Forsyth County Animal Shelter for the 80s theme “Summer of Love” kickoff event on May 14.
The party will feature a costume contest for pets and their owners, a bounce house, a face painter, raffles, a groomer providing 80s-themed styles for pets and other vendors.
“This event is more than any regular adoption event,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “We wanted to create an experience that embodies what it’s like to have a pet – fun and for the whole family.”
The 80s party celebrates the shelter’s annual “Summer of Love” adoption special in which all adoption fees are waived for the summer starting May 28. Fees will also be waived during the party. This will include microchipping, spaying/neutering and vaccinations fees.
While pets need homes all year long, Iacopella said the animal shelter refers to the summer as “kitten season.”
“This is the time of year where we start to see an exorbitant amount of kittens that come into the shelter,” Iacopella said. “Last year we took in about 1,200 kittens over the season. It's an incredible amount of kittens that come here orphaned and in need of care.”
She said the “Summer of Love” adoption special helps more animals find homes and is a good way to educate the public about “kitten season.” The shelter is also in desperate need of foster parents for these kittens. With children being home from school during the summer, she said it is the perfect time for families to consider adopting new pets.
The “Summer of Love” kickoff event will be held on May 14 from noon to 4 p.m. in front of the Forsyth County Animal Shelter (4065 County Way) and at the Coal Mountain Dog Park (4055 County Way).
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