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Foster Army Animal Rescue, Riverside, to Celebrate National Mutt Day, July 31, with Open House at Its New ‘Fort Furry’ Adoption Area

RIVERSIDE, CA, July 17, 2018 – To celebrate National Mutt Day on Tuesday, July 31, Foster Army Animal Rescue (FAAR) will hold an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the organization’s new Fort Furry pet adoption area within its recently openedFoster Army Animal Rescue Thrift Store at 3711 Central Ave., Riverside.  The public is invited to stop in and meet incredible adoptable pets which FAAR has saved from euthanasia, rehabilitated, and provided with needed medical care, spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and microchips.

In advance of the open house, from July 17 through July 31, FAAR is giving a 20% off thrift store coupon to individuals each time they donate a new, non-food, pet-related item for the animals in FAAR’s foster care program. On July 31, the coupons will be worth 40% off.  Items must be brought to the store Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.  Coupons cannot be used with any other discount or on pet adoptions.

Needed items include pine litter, kitten and puppy milk replacement powder and bottles, heating pads, potty pads, pet beds, cat and dog toys, leashes and collars, crates, carriers and cleaning supplies.  Items must be new.  No food or treats, please, other than milk replacement powder.  Items will be used for animals in foster care or sold at the store for revenue to pay for veterinary care and supplies for the animals.

Foster Army Animal Rescue Thrift Store offers new and gently used clothing, jewelry, furniture, housewares, décor, toys, books, DVDs, vintage and antique items, and more.  The store is the main source of revenue to operate the organization and pay for the animals’ veterinary and other care andprovide supplies to the foster volunteers.  All animals are cared for in foster homes until they’re adopted.

Since its founding in mid 2015, FAAR has rescued and rehomed more than 550 animals, mostly cats and dogs, kittens and puppies, but also a few rabbits, mice, hamsters and guinea pigs, and even a tortoise.  To view pets available for adoption, visit

Foster Army Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that rescues from animal control facilities treatable companion animals at risk of euthanasia. These animals include the ill and injured, kittens and puppies under eight weeks of age, seniors, and others often overlooked by adopters.  They are placed in foster homes and provided with all medical and behavioral treatments they need and are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered before becoming available for adoption.