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Adopt-a-thon at Atlas Park

At a recent Adopt-a-thon held at The Shops of Atlas Park, organizers found homes for more than a dozen pets during a three-hour period. Eight kittens, one cat, and three dogs, including a puppy picked by Glendale residents Karolyn Sterbenz (left) and her mom Marie Sterbenz (second from left), were adopted during the event on Friday, June 15.
“This one [event] happened to be really great,” said Bobbi Giordano (right), who founded the Ozone Park-based animal shelter Bobbi & the Strays in 1998. “People were great. The atmosphere here was phenomenal. The place has a lot to do with it.”
The event, which was held from 1 to 4 p.m., was sponsored by Bobbi & the Strays and State Senator Serphin Maltese (second from right), who stopped by to meet and greet new pet owners.
In addition, Giordano said that three more potential pet owners filled out applications for ownership during the event.
Giordano advised animal lovers looking for a pet to consider adoption.
“If they [people] don’t adopt them [animals], then they [strays] go to animal control, and they are usually euthanized. Strays should be given a second chance,” she said.

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