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Clearwater Offers Lots Of Four Legged Pals

A huge adoption event marked the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and was held in Elmwood. Clearwater Creek Apartments in the Elmwood area of Jefferson Parish was the site of a huge adoption event with healthy companion animals up for adoption.

The event features two nonprofit animal groups, Animal Rescue New Orleans and SpayMart. Both 501c3 organizations are combining efforts with their 1st Lake Properties host to feature cats, dogs, kittens and puppies suitable for life in apartment living. This event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., was held at Clearwater Creek Apartments, 826 S. Clearview Parkway.

In line with the community’s own pet friendly policy, the adoption event featured animals under 40 pounds. All animals adopted had age appropriate vaccinations, including rabies. They were also spayed/neutered and microchipped.

“It’s a win-win situation,” said Lynn Chiche, director of SpayMart. “The two organizations will showcase highly adoptable animals under 40 pounds, and Clearwater Creek is sending the message that they gladly accept tenants with pets.”

Area vendors also provided snacks and drinks, with booths featuring pet products, pet photography and local pet-themed crafts. Drawings for gifts were also held.