Paws For Life rescue holds pet adoption event at Oakland Mall April 12-14

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There is a major adoption push determined to find homes for 50 dogs and cats, puppies and kittens.

A couple of puppies, Meyers and his brother Smith went for a walk - freedom after being trapped in an abandoned home in Warren for weeks. 

"Neighbors called animal control because someone had moved out and left them and their kitty friend behind and they were throwing food into the house to keep them fed," said Courtney Protz-Sanders, Paws for Life Rescue.

Now they've been rescued and they're up for adoption - part of a pop up event starting Friday at Oakland Mall - called Paws at the Mall. The rescue group Paws for Life is hoping to find forever homes for 50 dog and cats, kittens and puppies over the three-day adoption fair.

"Our shelters are filling up and their only way out is through adoption so we need people who want to adopt a pet - add a family member and get out there and rescue," said Sanders.

And 12-week-old kitty, Joan Jett, will be there, too. 

"We pulled her from Detroit Animal Care and Control - she's been with me for about five weeks and she's just now put up for adoption," said volunteer Patty Viola.

There is such a need for good homes for these animals - but you don't have to be in the market for a pet to stop by the pop up - they will have games and Easter baskets, a bake sale, raffles, goodie bags - and if you donate a new cat or dog toy, you could win a gift card.

"We're going to have all kinds of signage - the Easter bunny is at the mall right now so you might be able to come see us and the big bunny and the bunny will be seeing dogs and cats Sunday from 5 to 7," Sanders said.

So stop by and see these handsome boys and the many other pets just waiting for their forever family.

"If you're interested in them I'd come Friday," Sanders said. 

FOX 2: "These guys are going to go fast?"
"We hope so - they're really good puppies and they deserve a really good home," she said.