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Pet Helpers Adoption Day Held in Morgantown

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Four years ago Pet Helpers was created by five people who noticed the abundance of pets in need of being rescued. The organization differs from most because it is a non-profit that does not have a facility. All of the animals are fostered by volunteers until they are adopted.

"So that's what we do, we take all the pets that we can, we put them in foster homes where they're treated like members of families. Like they should be," said Terry Buretz, a Pet Helpers volunteer.

Volunteers from the organization brought the pets they foster out on Saturday to have a chance to be adopted. Adoptions were made throughout the day for dogs and cats.

"Yeah, we've been planning for a week because my cat passed away not too long ago and we wanted another cat," said Joanna Gordon who adopted a cat the day of the event.

Volunteers sometimes have what they call "failed fosters". Those animals grow on their foster parents and sometimes they just can't give them up.

"You get attached to the ones that are more needy, the ones who are sick, or who not adoptable. We have one she was our first failed foster and she doesn't have back paws," said Stevie Barone, another volunteer with Pet Helpers.

Pet Helpers has up to 40 animals ready for adoption. They're spay and neutered up to six months. For dogs, the adoption fee is $150 and for cats the adoption fee is $50.

Pet Helpers encourages people who want to volunteer to become foster homes for the pets.

"If you're not able to adopt you can at least foster. This is a good way especially if you can't afford a pet because they're very expensive. A pet is actually a luxury item," said Terry Buretz.

The organization will be holding a Coach Purse Bingo event next Sunday to raise money for the animals.