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This Weekend: ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon Adoption Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 1:00pm
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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 #MegaMatch for 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.

To see a list of the organizations across the country hosting events, please visit our Pressroom.

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Adoptsalot

Have to agree with the folks below...
"...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."

You gave them grants, please add the list so we can FaceBook it!

Paul

Agreed. I use twitter and find this hashtag approach to publishing essential information frustrating. Is it that the rescue list is constantly changing? Surely you could list the 40 known rescues now with the caveat that updates will be posted to #megamatch ? Hashtags accumulate a lot of non-informational posts that make finding an area rescue difficult for a potential adopter. Thanks all!

lesley

it looks like austin and houston are on board. what about dallas??????????????

Crystal

I Googled as well, but did not see any events for the NY Tri-State area; does anyone know the locations of the events here?

Sue

If you google animal shelters in my area, and put in state and zip code, you can find out locations and details.

Mary Turner

I feel the same way about Facebook. I think it causes a lot of trouble.

jan

Looks like Chicagoans have to go to Indiana for a dog but can get a cat in town.

Linda

How hard would it be to just provide the list of locations!!!

patti

To see events nationwide, go to petfinder.com, scroll down the screen and to the right you will see a column listing events near you...you can also search by different locations.

hope this helps.

patti

To see events nationwide, go to petfinder.com, scroll down the screen and to the right you will see a column listing events near you...you can also search by different locations.

hope this helps.

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