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Adopt a rescued dog at Citi Field this weekend

Photos courtesy of North Shore Animal League America

BY ASHA MAHADEVAN

Dozens of pups will be looking for a new friend at Citi Field this weekend.

The North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, is putting up for adoption 70 dogs that it recently rescued from a puppy mill in Oklahoma.

The adoption drive is part of the organization’s Fall Festival, that is taking place at Citi Field’s Lot G, located at 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The rescued dogs belong to a variety of breeds including bulldogs, poodles and terriers. The Animal League’s veterinarians provided the dogs with the necessary care and all the four-legged creatures are now being groomed in preparation for the event.

Joanne Yohannan, the organization’s senior vice president of operations, said that in the past 70 years, they have rescued more than one million animals.

“These dogs symbolically represent the first of the next one million we will save in years to come,” she said.

The Fall Festival will also host other adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and feature activities such as carnival games, face painting and psychic readings. If you already have a pet, you are encouraged to bring them along to the festivities.

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