Those looking for a new pet, and who perhaps want to take a peek at what the Governor’s Mansion looks like, will be able to do so Saturday morning at First Lady Marty Kemp’s second pet adoption day.

The event, which will offer rescue cats and dogs, is a partnership between 19 humane societies, animal shelters and rescues from across the state, all of which want to find homes for the animals.

“Our family was thrilled that 39 cats and dogs found forever homes at our last adoption day event,” said Kemp said. “Throughout the summer months, many rescue organizations see an influx in animal populations, so we are excited to open up the grounds of the mansion once again to help find homes for many more dogs and cats in need.”

For the event, Kemp has also partnered with Companions for Heroes and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

C4H provides companion and service animals from shelters, rescues and humane societies to active duty military personnel, military veterans, first responders, military spouses and children and Gold Star Families who are recovering from psychological challenges suffered while serving our country, all free of charge.

C4H will be on site accepting applications from eligible heroes with appropriate identification as well as assisting in the adoption of companion animals.

GEMA will give attendees information regarding how to ensure pets are prepared and kept safe throughout this year’s hurricane season as well as other emergency situations.

Registration for the event is required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/2ww4hSp.

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Isabel is a crime and health reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. She graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a B.A. in international studies. She is originally from the Boston area.