Joplin Adopt-A-Thon Ends on High Note

Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 3:15pm

This weekend was one of healing for thousands of Joplin residents who joined their neighbors to find homes for more than 700 animals displaced by last month’s tornado. By the end of day two of our adopt-a-thon at the Joplin Humane Society, all cats and dogs were happily ensconced in their new families’ arms.

We are truly humbled by the amazing generosity of our fellow animal lovers and volunteers and, most of all, the hard work and compassion of our colleagues at the Joplin Humane Society. But, of course, none of this weekend’s successes would have been possible without you—our supporters.

For that reason, we want to issue a big THANKS to all those who opened their hearts and homes to Joplin and its pets. Whether you traveled many miles to show your support or adopt an animal, or followed our blog, Facebook and Twitter updates, you truly made a difference.

Together we changed the lives of hundreds of cats and dogs and helped a community continue to recover its incredible spirit.

Please stay tuned to in the coming days to read inspiring Joplin adoption stories and see many more photos of happy pets and their new families!