ASHLAND North Shore Animal League America has partnered with Swiffer to assist Ashland Animal Rescue Fund with its adoption program.

Anyone who adopts a dog, cat, puppy or kitten during the adoption events this week will receive a free Swiffer.

AARF’s shelter, at 12365 Kevin Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The event will move to PetSmart Saturday and will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PetSmart is at 479 River Hill Drive in Ashland.

All approved adopters will receive giveaways from Swiffer.

Adoption fees are: dogs six months and younger, $150; dogs older than six months, $135; and cats $50.

All adoptions must be preapproved. For an application, email

Proceeds will go toward veterinarian bills.

North Shore Animal League is the largest, no-kill rescue and adoption organization in the world.

In addition:

n Raceland Race Days’ 5K will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Raceland Park, with proceeds benefitting AARF. To register online, visit or register at 6 p.m. at the park.

Cost is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the race.

n AARF’s Wag and Tag Resale Store will accept donations from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Items that will be accepted include seasonal clothing for women, men and children, toys, small appliances and furniture. The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

n A supply drive is planned for Saturday at Walmart on River Hill Drive in Ashland. Items to be accepted include Purina dog, cat, kitten and puppy chow, gently used towels, 99.9 percent bacteria-killing bleach, Dawn dishwashing liquid, toys, treats, chews, gift cards and monetary donations to go toward the veterinarian bill.

(606) 326-2661 |

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