ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon Is ON!

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 3:45pm


It's ON! We'll be bringing you LIVE updates this weekend from ASPCA Mega Match-A-Thon adoption events across the country! Follow the hashtag #ASPCAMegaMatch on Twitter for event details and LIVE updates of pets across America finding new homes!

Spring is here, people, and it’s time to meet your match—your four-legged match! That’s why the ASPCA is teaming up with dozens of animal shelters across the country for the first-ever ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon! This weekend (March 30-April 1), more than 50 animal rescues across the country are joining forces to co-host some epic adoption events. The ASPCA threw in almost $500,000 to help them adopt out a whole bunch of cats and dogs.  

“We hope the grant funding will help these rescue organizations—in collaboration with other groups in their community—save a record number of lives during the ASPCA’s ‘Mega Match-a-thon’ event,” says ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “If we all work together, we can find loving homes for the many homeless animals in shelters across the country.”

So what can you do to help? So much! Check it out:

  • First, find out if there’s an adoption event near you this weekend by visiting your local shelter’s website.
  • Second, go to said event and adopt, adopt, adopt! You can also volunteer your time; shelters can always use an extra hand or four.
  • And, finally, don’t forget to spread the word! Share this article on Facebook and Twitter and make sure everyone makes adoption their first option this weekend and every day of the year.

To see the cute mugs of adoptable animals in your area, visit our nationwide database of cats and dogs looking for good homes.