C.A.R.E.S coordinator Allison Chapman held Jax, one of the Milner cat shelter’s resident felines. PetSmart Langley is hosting an adoption event involving C.A.R.E.S. cats this weekend (Sept. 15 to 17). Troy Landreville Langley Times

Langley adopt-a-thon matches pets with ‘furever’ families Sept. 15 to 17

Canada’s National Adoption Weekend at Petsmart on Langley Bypass

If you are considering a furry addition to your household, drop by the PetSmart’s Langley location this weekend.

Sept. 15 to 17 is PetSmart Charities of Canada’s National Adoption Weekend, an event where PetSmart works with animal welfare organizations to find homes for adoptable cats and dogs.

All 128 PetSmart locations across Canada, including the one at 20015 Langley Bypass, will be hosting events in-store.

The Langley store is working with Embrace a Discarded Animal Society and C.A.R.E.S. during the promotion.

C.A.R.E.S.

Formed in 1993, C.A.R.E.S. (Canadian Animal Rescue &Extended Shelter) provides shelter for stray, abandoned and unwanted cats in a safe, loving, cage free environment in Milner.

C.A.R.E.S. is a no-kill shelter, so its cats will stay there for as long as it takes to find them permanent homes; some have been at the shelter for more than a decade.

Visit www.carescatshelter.com.

Embrace a Discarded Animal Society

According to the society, it transports dogs from over-populated high-kill shelters in California, or other shelters where needed, to less populated areas, giving these dogs a second chance at life.

The society assists various other rescue organizations to help transport dogs to re-home.

For more, visit www.embracesociety.ca.

Walk for Cats

Cat people got some exercise while at the same time raise some much-needed funds for feline friends this past Sunday in Fort Langley.

The C.A.R.E.S. 14th annual Walk for the Cats took place at Derby Reach Park.

More than 50 people walked, helping to raise in excess of $12,000 for C.A.R.E.S., reported the shelter’s fundraising chair Clive Ellis.

“A great day at the walkathon,” Ellis said. “The weather was kind. Great barbecue afterwards, and a few prizes.

“I think that everyone really enjoyed this format….a real pleasant five-kilometre walk in the sunshine, and plenty of time to meet and greet afterwards.”

“This is an important event for the cats,” Ellis said, in the leadup to this year’s walk. “Without raising money to pay for all her expenses and the expenses of all the other cats, they would have no future.”