If you’re looking for a furry companion, the City of London is hosting an event to pair you up with the perfect one.
Saturday is Super Pet Adoption Day — where the City teams up with animal rescue partners to find homes for cats and dogs.
The purpose of the day is to show Londoners which pets are up for adoption, to educate the public on the importance of adoption, and to familiarize Londoners with animal welfare and rescue groups.
The City’s Animal Control & Welfare Coordinator Ron Oke says it’s important to adopt pets because London has adopted a no-kill policy.
“We haven’t had to euthanize a single dog or cat at our pound since the beginning of last year. But that requires people to adopt. So for every animal that goes in there that can’t be adopted, there has to be a home to go out to. So to maintain that no-kill environment, it requires a community,” he said. “The ones that are available, they’ve been fixed, they’ve seen a veterinarian, they’re vaccinated, some are micro-chipped. Pretty well everything, your major costs in the first year, are pretty well done.”
The event goes from 11-3 p.m. at the South London Community Centre behind White Oaks Mall on Jalna Blvd.