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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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animal advocate

tell me how good is this when the adopter screening is non existent. Of all the animals adopted how many are returned and for avoidable, silly, stupid, selfish, lazy reasons. returned like a shirt that doesn't fit. REally?!!! This isn't good for the animal at all. Are we getting stupider, more selfish? people caused this and it doesn't seem to be getting any better simply, clearly because of people.

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