North Stamford's High Ridge Shopping Center continues its partnership with Outreach to Pets In Need and the area's leading pet rescue and adoption organizations to find loving homes for orphaned animals with the fourth Rescue Pet Adoption Day Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the High Ridge Shopping Center in Stamford.

Continuing with its theme of "Looking for Forever Homes," the Rescue Pet Adoption Day is proudly sponsored by OPIN, Adopt-A-Dog of Greenwich, Friends of Felines, Bully Breed Rescue, High Ridge Shopping Center, Peter Suchy Jewelers and Hearst Media Services. The goal of the event is to find lifelong, loving homes for dogs and cats from shelters and rescue agencies in the greater Stamford area.

Animals will be available for viewing on Aug. 13. The public is invited to stop by and meet the loving volunteers that give so much of themselves to support this worthy cause. All animals adopted from Rescue Pet Adoption Day will go home with a free wellness exam from Dr. Garmin at High Ridge Animal Hospital, in Stamford.

New this time is a special drive to raise $5,000 to send one of the shelter dogs, named Frankie Blue Eyes, to Spirit Sanctuary in upstate New York.

"Occasionally we come across a wonderful dog, that for certain reasons are not "adoptable."

This is the case with our very own Frankie Blue Eyes, who now resides at the Stamford Animal Shelter. OPIN has secured a "home for life" for Frankie at Spirit Sanctuary (http://spiritanimal.org) in upstate New York. However, in order to send Frankie to his forever home we need to raise $5,000," says Heather Scutti, Event Coordinator for OPIN.

Donations will be accepted at the Pet Adoption event or donations can be accepted securely online at http://opin.chipin.com/frankie-blue-eyes.

There will also be a blanket drive. OPIN will be accepting donations for blankets, pet beds, dog and cat food, new pet toys and crates to be used for the homeless cats, dogs, puppies and kittens at the shelter and to give to those pet owners who cannot afford to care for their animals.

For more details contact Heather Scutti, Event Coordinator at opinpets@hotmail.com.

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