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Pet adoption fair scheduled at library

Next week the parking lot of the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library-Ironton Branch will become a makeshift adoption center for dogs and cats needing love and a home.

“I saw the (Friends of Lawrence County Dog Pound’s) account post on Facebook, animals at risk that need to be found homes soon,” Lori Shafer, adult services librarian, said. “I contacted them and they agreed to bring some animals.”

The adoption fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 1.

“I have adopted quite a few animals from the pound,” Shafer said. “There are so many who get dropped off and need a good home. They need love and a home. It is a great way to find an animal they can love. It doesn’t have to have the huge price tag.”

The fair will be the same day as the summertime children’s story time.

“Mixed breeds are proven to be a lot hardier than the pure breed,” Shafer said. “It is wonderful way to help the humane society.”