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Lots of mileage left on dogs, cats at sale Saturday

by Leslie Pearson

Everything must go at the first annual Used Pet Sale sponsored by the Douglas Animal Welfare Group.

That includes Kitty Purr Machines and SUM’s (Sport Utility Mutts) for those wishing they had a used pet tuned up for lots of play, according to the group.

DAWG will host the first annual Used Pet Sale to promote pet adoption. The volunteer group has 12 members and is committed to finding homes for all dogs and cats that come to the Douglas County animal shelter by increasing the adoption rates.

Those interested in adding a new member to the family are encouraged to attend the sale at the animal shelter Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shelter is off Pinenut Road across from the fairgrounds in Gardnerville.

“To improve a dog’s adoption chances, our volunteers train, exercise and interact with the dogs on a daily basis,” said Susan Carbier, DAWG secretary.

Dogs or cats that are adopted will be licensed and registratered at purchase and there are plenty of animals available.

The animal shelter is getting more dogs and cats every day, which makes adoption of animals important, Carbier said.

Recently, a jogger on Kingsbury Grade found a dog who had been abandoned with her pups, said Rhonda Moore, animal control supervisor. It took volunteers two weeks to trap the pups and get them to animal control.

“The pups are wild and need a lot of love,” said Moore. “It’s another example of people dumping animals.”

DAWG urges those interested in adopting a four-legged friend to go to the Used Pet Sale early for “best selection of pets in every color and with low mileage.”