If the kids have been begging to add a furry friend into the family, the CHA Animal Shelter's annual Picnic with the Pups is a great time to adopt an animal.

On Saturday, July 14 head to CHA's location in Westerville from 4 to 8:30 p.m. You'll find food, entertainment, games and more. Plus, there are reduced adoption fees for cats and dogs that need a loving home. Admission to the event itself is free, but proceeds from activities benefit the shelter.

Visit chaanimalshelter.org for more information on the event.

-Heather Weekley