9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.
Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org.
Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.
Happy Cats Haven - Kitten adoption fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; 362-4600, happycatshaven.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.
New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.
SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3060 N. Powers Blvd.; 541-3099, saintanimalrescue.org.
Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation - For dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; secondchance-arf.petfinder.com.
SLV Animal Welfare Society - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 587-9663, email@example.com.
Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary - Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd.; 266-1224, wbars.org.
WEDNESDAY AND DEC. 20
Pet Night with Santa - 6-8 p.m., The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East; shopthecitadel.com.
Adopt a Shelter Pet license plates - $80 one-time fee for new or replacement plates in addition to other taxes and fees, $25 renewal fee. Part of funds benefit the Pet Overpopulation Fund; colorado.gov.
LOOKING TO HELP?
Breeder Release Adoption Service - Donations of money, food, dog collars and harnesses accepted; breederadoptions.org.
Robertson Rescue Ranch - Safe Haven for horses, donkey and mules, monetary and farm equipment donations accepted; firstname.lastname@example.org..
The Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue - Volunteers and foster families needed; rockymountaincockerrescue.org.
St. Paws - Donations of money, gently used household goods, clothes, pet supplies, and more accepted, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at St. Paws Thrift Store, 3275 E. Platte Ave. Donations benefit organizations that serve abandoned, neglected or abused animals; Vicki Doerfler, 597-3647.
Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary - Volunteers and foster homes needed, donations of Wal-Mart/Sam's Club gift cards, cat litter, cat/kitten food and blankets being accepted; 213-1127, wbars.org.
WHAT TO DO IF?
If you are the victim of an animal bite, your pet runs away, or you find a stray animal, call the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 473-1741. To list a found pet or look for a lost one, check found pets at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region or go to hsppr.org.
Submit adoption fairs and pet events at least two weeks in advance: email email@example.com.