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Dog adoption event set for June 9

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Friends of Roswell Animals (FORA) will have a dog adoption event today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Champion Motorsports/Harley Davidson at 2801 W. 2nd St in Roswell.

Adoptions are $135 and that cost includes spay/neuter, shots and microchips.

FORA is a 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue and a sister group to the Facebook page Roswell Urgent Animals at Animal Control (RUA), founded in 2013 to promote rescues of the animals at city and county animal control.

The volunteers lend help to the many rescue organizations that take the animals into their care, picking animals up from animal control — as most rescues pulling from the shelter are out of town or out of state. They help arrange transport for the animals “tagged” by rescue and take them into care until arrangements are made for transport. In the meantime, these animals often need vet care for kennel cough and upper respiratory infections.

The group, which received 501c3 non-profit status in April 2017, is applying for grants to assist low income families with spay/neuter to try and end the cycle of the surplus animals who end up in Roswell’s Animal Control, and the euthanizing of healthy, adoptable animals.

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FORA is the last line of defense for the dogs who are “code red” and listed for euthanasia. They work to get the dogs getting close to their 21-day limit adopted, or tagged for rescue. The city ordinance reads that when the animal reaches 21 days and hasn’t been adopted or tagged by a rescue, they are euthanized on the 22nd day.

FORA’s adoption fee is only $135 to make adoptions more affordable for families that otherwise might not be able to afford the cost.

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