It was a first-time visit between a lively bunch of rescued pups (and one friendly feline) with 80 eager after-school kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Stanton, who were excited to meet the Chihuahua mixes from “Pardon…Me Inc,” an Anaheim Hills based small dog and cat rescue. The furry assortment were visiting the Boys & Girls Club of Stanton in advance of the America’s Family Pet Expo (April 25-27 at the OC Fair & Event Center) where they will be available for adoption.
In addition to general care, the primary focus was to encourage spay and neutering, citing millions of dogs and cats are euthanized every year because of overpopulation. “Of the 6 to 8 million dogs who come into a shelter, only about half will be adopted. And sadly, 99% of the cats brought in, won’t come out,” said Pardon… Me Inc. Director, Karen Kulback. “My hope for this visit is that even if one or two kids tell their parents to spay or neuter their pet – and they go out and do it – they are hearing our message and we’re making progress.”