Animal advocates who formed the rescue Cleveland for a No Kill City said no dogs or cats have died at Cleveland Animal Control in the past month because of overcrowding.
However, with a large influx of animals last week, rescuers said that could change Monday.
Nearly 70 pets were surrendered to animal control by their owners in the past week, and a large number of adoptions this weekend are needed to counterbalance the increase.
To help with this, the rescue, working with Cleveland Animal Control, will hold an adoption event at the Tractor Supply store on Keith Street Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The adoption fee for the animals is $50 and includes spay/neuter, first vaccinations, fecal testing and deworming.
Sponsorships for those interested in adopting are available for all animals adopted Saturday. Those seeking a sponsorship must first complete an application, which will then be approved by the rescue.
All animals adopted will be transported back to animal control, and adopters will receive their new pet Monday from the veterinary clinic of their choice.
Laptops with Internet access will also be available so that potential adopters can browse photos of other animals available that are not at the adoption day event.
For those who cannot make it to the event but who are interested in adopting, visit the rescue's Facebook page for instructions on how to adopt a pet.
For more information, call 423-464-6070 or email [email protected].
Cleveland Animal Control is located at 360 Hill St. Adoption hours at the facility are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon.