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Tompkins Financial Hosting Adoption Event at the ARL Saturday

by Animal Rescue League of Berks County

Tompkins Financial Hosting Adoption Event at the ARL Saturday
Marilyn Bunroe was available to adopt as of Sept. 12.

Tompkins Financial will host a Sponsored Adoption Day this Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County (ARL). All available animals six months or older will be free to adopt, and kittens under six months will have a pay-what-you-can adoption fee during the event.

All adopters must go through the ARL’s regular procedures to adopt, including completing an adoption profile and speaking with an adoption counselor to ensure that the pet they select is a good match for their home, family, and lifestyle.

Adopters are encouraged to bring their family members to meet their new pet at the time of adoption, and to bring their dogs from home to meet and greet other dogs at the shelter. Dog adopters will also want to bring cash or a check for a $7 dog license, which is required at the time of adoption under PA law. Adopters will also want to bring a cat carrier (or they can purchase one from the ARL for $5) and dog collar and leash (or they can purchase one from the ARL).

The ARL will be open on Saturday from 12-5 p.m. (waitlist closes at 4:30 p.m.); no appointments are necessary. A virtual “line” is set up at where guests can check-in when they arrive to the shelter. All guests can check their place in line and be notified by text when it’s their turn to work with an adoption counselor.

Due to the shelter’s current illness situation, cat adopters will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by the ARL to walk into the cat rooms.

For more information, please get in touch with the ARL at [email protected].

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is a charitable 501c3 organization caring for nearly 5,000 animals each year to help them find second chances in a new home, or to help reunite them with their grateful owners. For over 70 years, the organization has worked tirelessly to care for the sick, treat the injured, comfort the unwanted, and protect the abused. Whether helping people in need keep their pets through surrender prevention programs, offering low-cost veterinary services and clinics, as well as outreach and education events throughout the county, the ARL’s work goes far beyond the walls of the shelter.