Oak Ridge-based Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, will host an adoption event for the city’s animal shelter from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31,
A team from the animal shelter will bring pets that need forever homes and set up in the Appalachian Underwriters courtyard picnic area. As long as the weather cooperates, both dogs and cats will be available for adoption.
Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is giving Appalachian Underwriters employees the opportunity to adopt a pet for a reduced fee of $55 (regular $110), which includes spay/neuter, microchip, booster vaccines, rabies vaccine, a dose of Frontline flea and tick repellant, a dose of dewormer and a nail trim. Employees who are unable to adopt but want to help an animal can sponsor one by paying part or all of their adoption fee to better their chances of finding a home.
“Adopting a pet benefits both the animal and its humans,” said Bill Arowood, president of Appalachian Underwriters. “The pet gets a forever home, of course, and those of us fortunate to have pets enjoy great health benefits, like lower blood pressure, less loneliness and depression, and so much more.”
The shelter will also accept donations of items to help the animals in the shelter. Needed items include: cat litter, puppy and kitten food, towels and washcloths, blue Dawn Liquid Soap, bleach and monetary donations for medical needs.
To learn more about Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., visit www.appund.com.