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Monthly Pet Adoption Fair Set for Sunday at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park

Le Pet Affair Adoption will hold its monthly adoption event on Sunday.

Le Pet Affair Adoption, a monthly pet adoption event, will be held Sunday at .

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and rescue groups across the Southland are welcome to arrive with their adoptable pets.

Le Pet Affair Adoption is one of the largest adoption events held in the San Fernando Valley, as over 125 dogs and cats will be up for adoption. 

The event is hosted by Evidence of Love Animal Care, a non-profit animal care organization based in Woodland Hills. The volunteer organization focuses namely on placing sheltered animals in a permanent household.

"It's a community event to help rescue groups, animal shelters and the local community work together in getting homeless animals in good homes," said Evidence of Love events coordinator, Stella Lee. "A lot of rescue groups, without adoption, there operation comes to a halt, so adoption events are the most important function of what we do with these animals."

Evidence of Love began putting on the Le Pet Affair Adoption event in August of 2010, and Lee said the event has only gained steam since its inception.

"On good days, when the weather is great and there is no holiday, we have a pretty good turn out of rescues and people that attend," Lee said. "And we have a lot of regulars, rescue groups that turn out. We typically get around 125 dogs, cats and bunny rabbits, sometimes hamsters."

The Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center is located at 14201 Huston Street in Sherman Oaks.

"It's hard to get actual adoption numbers because a lot of the rescue groups that do show up at the event, they don't adopt on the spot," Lee added. "I would say 90 percent follow up with home checks and applications. So we don't have exact numbers on who adopts from the event, but we have a lot of groups that come regularly, so they must be getting some results because of it."

 

 

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