Joplin Adopt-A-Thon Is On!

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 3:30pm

Hundreds of animal lovers were lined up outside the Joplin Humane Society this morning in anticipation of this weekend’s mega adopt-a-thon, which officially kicked off at 10:00 A.M. We opened our emergency shelter to a compassionate public, eager to provide homes for more than 600 animals affected by the tornado that devastated the area in late May.

The day’s very first adoption was a gorgeous Husky mix, who was more than pleased to be the top dog and, finally, on his way home. Check out this great photo of the “First Pooch,” and tell us, who is happier dog or mom?

By 11:30 A.M., an amazing 27 cats and 58 dogs were already adopted and on their way home.

Stay tuned to for all the event’s details, and don’t forget to follow @ASPCA on Twitter—we’re providing updates and pics all weekend!