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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

People from all over were at BMW & Acura of Columbus on Whittlesey Boulevard on Saturday, not to buy a car, but to check out something much more loveable and furry.

The Soul Saver Rescue's first adoption day brought out a great crowd of animal lovers. It's a network of foster parents who have come together to find each one of these furry friends a home.

"All of our animals are in foster care. We don't have an actual shelter that they're kept at so all of fosters have come out and brought their animals and we're trying to find them forever homes," organizer Cathie Robinson said.

Soul Saver Rescue has thirty pets they are looking to adopt out. Some of the foster parents say without foster homes, the future for some of these animals, could be grim.

"It's extremely important, most of the shelters in the Columbus area are kill shelters, so if they don't have people that will foster them, then that's where they go," foster parent Kelly Ewald said.

The foster homes are great tools to getting these pets ready for their permanent homes. They are used to getting lots of love, vet care, and potty training.

"I've had a couple of adoptions today. And what we're doing is anybody that wants to adopt they are welcome to fill out an adoption contract and then we'll have the animals ready to go for them in about 24 to 48 hours. They'll be vetted and spaded and shots and ready to go," said Robinson.

If seeing cute little faces of puppies and kittens pulls on your heart strings, there are a few things you do need to know before adopting a pet.

"They should really look at their lifestyle. People that work ten, twelve hours a day, a dog [are] just not going to be a suitable pet for them. Whether or not they have children; they need to look for whether or not that animal is going to be good with children. And just realizing that when you take on an animal it's a long term commitment," said Robinson.

If you think you're ready for the commitment, you can email the foster community at Soulsaverrescue@gmail.com

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