COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - People from all over wereat BMW &Acura of Columbus on Whittlesey Boulevard on Saturday, not to buy a car, but tocheck out something much more loveable and furry.
The Soul Saver Rescue'sfirst adoption day brought out a great crowd of animal lovers. It's a network of fosterparents who have come together to find each one of these furry friends a home.
"All of our animalsare in foster care. We don't have an actual shelter that they're kept at so allof fosters have come out and brought their animals and we're trying to findthem forever homes," organizer Cathie Robinson said.
Soul Saver Rescue hasthirty pets they are looking to adopt out. Some of the foster parents saywithout foster homes, the future for some of these animals, could be grim.
"It's extremelyimportant, most of the shelters in the Columbus area are kill shelters, so ifthey don't have people that will foster them, then that's where they go,"foster parent Kelly Ewald said.
The foster homes are greattools to getting these pets ready for their permanent homes. They are used togetting lots of love, vet care, and potty training.
"I've had a couple ofadoptions today. And what we're doing is anybody that wants to adopt they arewelcome to fill out an adoption contract and then we'll have the animals readyto go for them in about 24 to 48 hours. They'll be vetted and spaded and shotsand ready to go," said Robinson.
If seeing cute littlefaces of puppies and kittens pulls on your heart strings, there are a fewthings you do need to know before adopting a pet.
"They should reallylook 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 withchildren. And just realizing that when you take on an animal it's a long term commitment,"said Robinson.
If you think you're readyfor the commitment, you can email the foster community at Soulsaverrescue@gmail.com