Animal Foundation Says Weekend Adoption Event a Success |
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The Animal Foundation says more than 100 homeless pets now have a home thanks to the Mega Match-A-Thon adoption event this weekend.
The shelter held the event Saturday and Sunday. It was part of a nationwide effort supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The group granted nearly $500,000 for large-scale adoption events nationwide.
The shelter gave special incentives to get more people to adopt a pet, including a free collar and ID tags. Adoptive families also received free food for their new pet. Shelter officials are pleased with the results.
“The big goal of our 'Spring Fling' Mega Match-A-Thon was to double the number of dog and cat adoptions from the same weekend in 2011. The 2011 number was 60. And we found homes for 102 animals in only 16 hours!” said Meghan Scheibe, Marketing and PR Manager with the Animal Foundation. “Some of the patrons that visited weren't ready to adopt, and mentioned they'd be back. We know as a result of this event, more than 120 of our pets will find forever homes.”
The shelter wanted to adopt as many animals as possible because spring and summer are an extremely busy time of year for them. They wanted to make sure they had room for the coming influx of animals.