Animal adoption fair is Saturday in Moravia

An animal adoption fair will be held this Saturday at Auto Mercado Moravia from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Animales de Asís is the shelter holding the event for people to find a new pet and take a homeless animal into a loving home. The organization shelters cats and dogs from different ages and sizes.

Costa Rica has a slew of homeless animals that roam the streets in search of food and shelter. It is common to come across a dog nuzzling through trash for its next meal. Some of these animals are taken into a shelter and nursed back to health. Most of these saved animals have malnutrition, fleas, and other sicknesses that need to be addressed.

The event is free but the shelter has asked for a minimal contribution of 6,000 colons for a cat and 10,000 colons for a dog. The fee covers the shots, and the cost to spay or neuter the pet. That’s about $12 to $20.

The Web site for Animales de Asís has a section displaying some of the animals they are housing at the shelter in hopes of a new home. A picture, age, size and a cute description of the animal in first person is provided. Those interested can call 2267-6011.

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