The Fox Valley Metro Police Department is hosting a meet and greet style event at the Little Chute Plaza to celebrate National Pet Adoption Day, Monday, April 30.
Officer Phil Serres with the Fox Valley Metro Police Department stopped by Local 5 This Morning Tuesday with one of his rescue dogs, Celia.
“Our department has several officers who have personally found pet adoption to be rewarding for both themselves and their animals. We want to share this experience with the community and get others interested. We think it’s important that all animals have a loving home,” Serres said. “Adoption gives many animals a second chance. Rescue doesn’t mean broken or damaged.”
The police department has invited Fox Valley Humane Association and several pet-rescues to bring adoptable pets to this special event. There will also be a doggy daycare, groomers, and trainers present.
“I saw a post on social media advertising April 30 as National Pet Adoption Day and wanted to become involved. The idea of Fox Valley Metro Police Department hosting an event was brought to management and they gave me immediate approval to plan the event,” Serres said.
Officer Serres and the department are asking the community to attend their National Pet Adoption Day event to meet available pets and consider adopting. If you’re not currently looking to adopt people can meet the rescues and other pet organizations that are local. There will also be a raffle. All you need to do to be entered is donate a pet item, leashes, toys, food, money.
The National Pet Adoption Day event hosted by the Fox Valley Metro Police Department is Monday, April 30. It runs from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the Little Chute Plaza.