Harry Katz Carpet One to hold pet adoption event Saturday

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Charlie is a 2-year-old, tri-colored beagle housed at Bobbi and the Strays’ Freeport location. He will be neutered, microchipped, tested for heartworms and up-to-date on all vaccines. (Photo courtesy Bobbi and the Strays)

Most pet owners consider pets and flooring sworn enemies, said Cyndy Katz Sigadel, president of Harry Katz Carpet One.

But that’s why the company is holding its first pet adoption event from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at 450 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola.

“Stainmaster has a carpet that can’t be destroyed by pets,” Katz Sigadel said, referring to a company that makes pet-resistant chemical fibers. “They help dealers have pet adoptions to show that the carpet industry can also help the community and show that their carpets will not be destroyed. There are many flooring stores around the country doing it to help.”

Bobbi and the Strays, a nonprofit no-kill animal rescue organization, will bring pets in for adoption. The organization has adoption centers in Queens and on Long Island.

“Harry Katz Carpet One cares about our community,” Katz Sigadel said. “It is important to us to support the no-kill animal rescue shelter and Bobby and the Strays is just one of those great organizations.”

Donations of pet supplies will be accepted. A raffle will be held benefiting Bobbi and the Strays. The prize is an area rug or remnant valued at up to $500. All pet owners can pick up a free carpet mat.

Harry Katz Carpet One is a third-generation family-owned business. The company was founded by Harry Katz in 1932. Katz was involved with several community organizations, including the Mineola Fire Department.

His son, Ken Katz, later took over the business until his death last year. Ken Katz served as president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Mineola Lions Club, among other service organizations.

The business was passed on to his son, Gary Katz, and his daughter, Cyndy Katz Sigadel of Roslyn.  Now, Harry’s grandchildren are following suit in giving back to the community.

Patti Hogarty, office manager for Harry Katz Carpet One, said the Carpet One corporate umbrella has a corporate and social responsibility program to help charities.

The company has had a large number of employees participate in events like the Tunnel to Towers Run and various breast cancer walks.

“The responsibility to pets fits under, not just the mission of the corporation, but that of the Katz family and their individually owned stores,” Hogarty said. “This adoption event is a natural fit for my boss, who loves animals.”

For more information, call 516-746-1458 or email vbeechinor@harrykatzcarpetone.com.

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