Steinbach & Area Animal Rescue (SAAR) has two upcoming adoption events.  

The events are this Saturday, May 13 at Best West Pet Foods, and Saturday, May 20 at Pet Valu. 

Michelle Neufeld from SAAR says both events will likely have a decent mixture of kittens and adult cats, and she is expecting there to be a lot of cats at Best West to check out.  

“I know all my six kittens will be there. There are gonna be quite a few, I would say maybe close to 20.” 

Neufeld says the Steinbach Firefighters Association played a big part in setting up the adoption event at Best West. 

She says Best West was initially supposed to be putting on a BBQ for the firefighters who helped them when they had the fire last year.

“And the firefighters were gracious enough to say ‘we'd like it to go to the animal rescue.'” 

Neufeld says the rescue is very grateful to the firefighters. 

“The firefighters in Steinbach really support the animal rescue. We're very fortunate.” 

She says adoption events are a great way to show more people the cats they have up for adoption. 

“Just to make aware of the animals that we have in care that need homes.” 

Neufeld says that posting online along with physically going into the community allows the rescue to reach more people.

“Some people aren't on social media and they don't see our posts, but they go to the pet stores.”

If you are looking for a feline companion, visit Best West Pet Foods this Saturday, May 13 from 11am-3pm, and Pet Valu Saturday, May 20 from 11am-3pm.