What: MARS Petcare US in Mattoon will team up with five local shelters and animal rescues to host A Better World for Pets Adoption Drive. Both cats and dogs will be available for adoption and all new adoptions will include a free adoption starter kit. A canned good for people or pet is required for admission to the drive. Activities: Agility and training demonstrations by local K-9 Units Display of the new 2013 K-9 Squad Car Information session on dog safety and freedom led by Invisible Fence of Mid-Illinois Grooming ideas and tips from Barb's Pet Barber Bake sale with baked goods, popcorn and drinks Why: During the month of October, Mars Petcare US associates across the country will participate in the annual Mars Volunteer Program (MVP). More than 2,400 Mars Petcare US associates at offices and factories across the United States will donate their time to make a difference by volunteering in activities that benefit the local communities where they live and work and help make the world a better place for pets.