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September 2, 2014 > Home Depot welcomes furry friends

Home Depot welcomes furry friends

By Sara Giusti

Animal lovers, unite! Union Citys Home Depot is hosting its second annual animal adoption event on Saturday, September 6th.

The event started when Home Depot Project Supervisor Madeline Reed and Speciality Assistant Store Manager David Webster noticed a large feral cat population growing amid the stores parking lot shrubberies. We started working with the Feral Cat Foundation to try and get the population under control and one thing led to another, explained Reed. ÒUnion City and the Union City Home Depot are family and pet friendly locations and the pet adoption event was a natural fit, she said.

The pet adoption event takes place during Home Depots Kids Workshop, a free craft activity, held on the first Saturday of every month. Children from five to twelve years old are welcome to build a bird house in celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. The Oz theme doesnt stop with the little ones, though. Fido will need some ruby slippers: there will be a Wizard of Oz costume contest for pets brought from home. Dont miss out on the fashion show featuring cats and dogs up for adoption, too. Home Depot is also offering free workshops for adults during the adoption event: how to fix and build your own lamps, fix screens, and how to cut plexiglass.

This event is more than just about adoption; it is a place to reconnect with the community. Several organizations and vendors will be present during the event. Union City Police Department will be attending with their K-9 unit, and Union Citys Boy Scouts race homemade mini-cars. Others include WagginÕ Tails Pet Shop, Petco, Fingerprinting from New York Life, Dusty Paws Rescue, Adopt a Rescue, Glidden Paint, Solar City, Lumpy Paws Pet Portraiture, and many more.

A scavenger hunt will be held with the chance to win a dog house or cat tree. Bring pet food to enter the hunt; it will be donated to participating animal shelters.

But the main scavenger hunt of the day is finding a pet to bring home. This event finds homes for pets that would lose their lives if not adopted, said Reed. It is no secret that owning a pet is an incredibly rewarding experience. Stop by Home DepotÕs animal adoption event and meet a new furry friend and companion.

Pet Adoption at Home Depot
Saturday, Sept 6
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Home Depot
30055 Industrial Parkway SW, Union City
(510) 489-9400

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