Thousands of people came out to all 22 Curtis Lumber locations in New York State and Vermont to attend Curtis Lumber’s Pet-A-Palooza Pet Adoption Day!
The Schroon Lake store participated.
Conceived and coordinated by Curtis Lumber’s president and owner, Jay Curtis and his wife Kendra, along with its execution by the Curtis family of 600 plus employees, the event provided animal shelters and rescue groups a fun avenue to adopt out hundreds of shelter pets.
“A lot of people are reluctant to go to shelters because they can be kinda sad” said Dave Bielawski, advertising manager at Curtis Lumber, “so we decided to provide a different environment where people can come and meet pets and it by far surpassed our expectations.”
Many adoption fees were lowered for the day and Curtis Lumber teamed up with Price Chopper to provide those who adopted a pet free goodie bags filled with pet food, toys, leashes, coupons and more.
Over 500 animals company wide have found new forever homes, with even more adoptions still pending.
Ron McEckron, president of Tundra Spirits Siberian Husky Rescue in Galway, said, “This event was a success not only because many animal companions found new homes; but also because it was the perfect venue for all who attended to network, exchange information and make new friends. Our volunteers benefited from visiting with the Veterinarians and other pet service providers in attendance, and that will make our rescues healthier. We give a paws-up to the efforts made by the Curtis Lumber team to improve quality of life in our New York State and Vermont communities.”
“It was a great day for us,” said Heart of The Catskills Humane Society Shelter Director Deb Crute. “We had lots of visitors and fabulous adoptions from this event and we are thankful to Curtis Lumber for inviting us to be part of it. We hope they'll consider doing it again in the future.”
And that they will. Curtis Lumber President and Owner Jay Curtis has made this an annual event.
Visit www.curtislumber.com/petapalooza for more information and to view event photos.