Paws in the Park Adopt-a-Thon off to a lucky start

Published 10:34 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for last Saturday’s Paws in the Park Adopt-a-thon. That’s the number of pets who found loving homes as a result of the first annual event sponsored by Chilton Animal Rescue, or C.A.R.

The Chilton County Humane Society brought a variety of adoptable pets to Goose Pond Park Saturday. Humane Society Board members, staff and volunteers, as well as members of C.A.R. were there to answer questions and assist those wanting to adopt.

“We’re so glad that we were able to bring loving families and wonderful pets together,” said Colleen Kennedy, president of C.A.R. “Puppies and kittens, cats and dogs were all introduced to their forever homes Saturday, and we have the individuals and families who attended the Adopt-a-Thon to thank for that. We plan to host the event again next year, and make it bigger and better.”

Events included a pet costume contest, face painting for children, and a moonwalk. Toto, a Yorkshire terrier owned by Rochelle Gibson, won the pet costume contest, sporting a rooster costume complete with a saddled cowboy riding the bird.

Paula Mattingly, director of the Chilton County Humane Society, was pleased with the results.

“Any time we can provide a good home for one of our animals, we are happy,” Mattingly said.

For more information about adopting a pet or volunteering for either agency, contact Colleen Kennedy at or Paula Mattingly at the Chilton County Humane Society at 755-9170 or