PetAPalooza event goes virtual

Instead of hosting in-person events at which people can meet dozens of animals in need of forever homes, Curtis Lumber’s PetAPalooza will be virtual this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 11th annual pet-adoption event is normally held on a single day at Curtis Lumber locations all over eastern New York and Vermont, including in Ray Brook. This year it will be spread out over the course of a week, from Nov. 9 to 15. Instead of browsing animals at a home-improvement store, you can do it at home, online at www.clpetapalooza.com.

Hundreds of cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and other animals will be available for browsing and adoption from 31 local shelters and rescue groups — including the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in Saranac Lake. Each group’s adoption information is available through the PetAPalooze website, as well as contact information. For the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, it’s 518-891-0017 or tlhsny@hotmail.com, and the listed contact is director Lena Bombard.

This is a charitable project of Curtis Lumber owner and President Jay Curtis and wife Kendra; the company says it makes no money from PetAPalooza.

Last year’s event resulted in more than 250 animals finding new homes, according to Curtis Lumber.


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