When Freckles was a year and a half old, she had juvenile cataracts in both of her eyes. Veterinarians thought it was so severe they wouldn’t be able to correct it with surgery.
Orphaned Angels Rescue and Sanctuary took the Cocker Spaniel in and gave her the surgery she needed. She has new lenses in both eyes and a home because of the nonprofit organization.
Seven animal rescues from around the state will come together this weekend in hopes of finding homes, just as Freckles did, for hundreds of animals.
Orphaned Angels, Pet Angels Rescue, Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, Edmond Animal Shelter, FETCH, Tiny Tails Small Dog Rescue and Free to Live will have animals available for adoption at the Petsmart in Edmond.
Crystal Maib, founder of Orphaned Angels, said the participating rescues hope to find homes for at least 200 of the several hundred dogs, cats and small critters that will be at the event. Adoption fees will start as low as $25.
Dana Huckaby, executive director of Pet Angels Rescue, said even people interested in owning a purebred should not shy away from adoption. She recently found homes for two Havanese puppies, for example.
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Where: Petsmart, 1921 Broadway Court, Edmond
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday