Over the course of a very productive weekend, animal welfare groups in 36 communities nationwide found homes for 5,685 cats and dogs during the ASPCA’s 2013 Mega Match-a-thon October 18-20.
The ASPCA granted nearly $300,000 to support large-scale adoption events across the country in an effort to help thousands of shelter animals join loving families.
Standouts from the weekend include the animal welfare community in Sacramento, California— City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary, Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation, and the Sacramento SPCA joined forces to adopt out a total of 526 animals. That’s a 336 percent increase over their adoption total for the same weekend in 2012!
The KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Missouri and Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston, Maine, were left with countless empty kennels after their events, during which they found homes for 228 and 272 animals, respectively.
We’re so impressed by the adoptions successes in all 36 participating communities, and we’re thrilled that so many animals found forever homes in just one weekend! Congratulations to all of our 2013 Mega Match-a-thon participants for a job well done.
Listen up, TV lovers! This laid back pup wants nothing more than to sit next to you on the couch and catch up on all of your favorite shows. Fraggle is ready to relax and cuddle with you.
Fraggle underwent surgery that left him deaf, and he also has some vision limitations. If you choose to open your heart and home to Fraggle, our behavior staff can talk you through the best ways to care for this special dog. Fraggle would do best in a teens-and-up household with patient adopters who’ll go the extra mile for him. Adopt Fraggle today!
Fraggleis available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4900. To learn more about Fraggle,please visit his page.
Live in or around NYC and looking for something to do with your canine companion this weekend? Join the ASPCA and Ralph Lauren at The Dog Walk in honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. We’re hosting a fun, fall Sunday afternoon with outdoor play, gourmet treats and fall shopping!*
When: Sunday, October 20, noon-4:00 P.M.
Where: Madison Avenue at 72nd Street, New York, NY
Please join us and don’t forget to follow the fun with hashtag #RLDogWalk. And don’t miss Ralph Lauren’s short film featuring ASPCA rescue pups. Watch it at RalphLauren.com/TheDogWalk or on our blog.
*Ralph Lauren will donate 10 percent of the purchase price of all handbags, excluding pink pony handbags, sold at 888 Madison Ave on October 20, 2013.
Romeo is an energetic dog with lots of love to give. His favorite activities include playing with people, toys and other dogs. Oh—and belly rubs!
Romeo already knows Sit and Down, and would love to have you teach him more tricks. He would make a great family dog, and would fit in well with kids 10 and up. He’d like to go home with an adopter who has some dog experience. Adopt Romeo today!
Romeois available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4900. To learn more about Romeo,please visit his page.
It’s time to meet your match, people—your four-legged match! Once again the ASPCA is teaming up with dozens of animal shelters across the country for the second-annual ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon! This weekend (October 18-20), nearly 40 animal rescues across the country are joining forces to co-host some epic adoption events. We threw down more than $278,000 in grants to help make it happen.
Last year’s Mega Match-a-thon saw more than 6,100 pets adopted in just one weekend! Can we top that number? Yes, we can!
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. Be sure to follow the hashtag #MegaMatchfor event details and updates of pets across America finding new homes!
To see the cute mugs of adoptable animals in your area, visit our nationwide database of cats and dogs looking for good homes.