Wilton — Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.) has leased a space in the Wilton Mall for the Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.) Adoption and Education Center. The Center will house adoptable cats, provide adoption counseling, a pet-for-the-weekend program and a read-to-the-pets program. They will also host events including: dog adoptions, educational programs for pet owners and prospective pet owners, Cat Yoga, Cat Cafe, pet massage, training workshops and demos, pet enrichment craft/DIY parties, author readings/signings, art and craft shows, holiday pet photos, as well as providing volunteer opportunities and much more. With an ambitious renovation schedule, H.O.P.E. aims to open in January and plans on a Grand Opening Celebration in the Spring of 2020. The current Schuylerville location will close.
H.O.P.E. is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and has been providing beloved pets to adoptive families and assisting families needing to re-home pets, for 17 years. In doing so, H.O.P.E. has rescued, fostered and adopted out thousands of local dogs and cats. They also help pets stay in their homes by providing pet food to food pantries, advice and occasional emergency medical assistance. For more information, to volunteer, donate or participate in their events: www.hopeanimalrescue.org or www.facebook.com/PetsHOPE.