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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pet adoption drive set for Wednesday at Lakeland

Imagine making in three hours what you'd ordinarily make in a month.

Now imagine the same kind of success for the Lake Humane Society and its pet adoptions.

It happened a couple years ago, when two dogs, two cats and one rabbit found new homes during a pet adoption drive at Lakeland Community College, according to Mario Petitti, director of student activities.

A second free and open-to-the-public drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., April 22. Lakeland is at 7700 Clocktower Drive in Kirtland.

"They are planning on blocking off a corner of the Student Center, in the atrium right outside of Breakers cafeteria, to allow students, faculty, staff and community members to play with the animals and set up an adoption if everything works out," Petitti said.

Potential pet owners must be 18 years or older and carry a state ID. Organizers encourage them to bring their own pet carriers. Cash, credit card or check will be accepted.

Lakeland makes no money from the event, coordinated by its student government. The following fees go toward maintain the Lake Humane Society:
Kittens 6 months and younger, $95
Cats 6 months to 6 years, $65
Cats 6 years and older, $50
Puppies 6 months and younger, $110
Dogs 6 months to 6 years, $70
Dogs 6 years and older, $50
Rabbits, $30
Students will do a good thing by giving this important organization visibility. I hope the people who stop by will have a little more room in their hearts to give.

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


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