Metro-East News

Pet adopt-a-thon scheduled for Sunday in Belleville

The third annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon is planned for Sunday at the Silver Creek Saloon in Belleville and is scheduled to include the St. Clair County Animal Adoption Center, along with other animal rescue organizations .

During the event, people will be able to fill out applications to adopt a dog or cat, said Tabitha Keefe, manager of the animal adoption center.

“We like to have people go home and sleep on it and think about it” before adopting an animal, Keefe said. “It’s a big commitment.”

Most of the animals available for adoption will be spayed or neutered, Keefe said.

Keefe said the St. Clair County Animal Adoption Center plans to have 13 dogs and cats at the fair, Keefe said. The other rescues also may bring animals.

“It’s always a good time,” Keefe said. “We get a pretty good crowd.”

To attend

When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Silver Creek Saloon and Grill at 2520 Mascoutah Ave. in Belleville