October 1, 2015

Kicking Off This Weekend: ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon Adoption Events Presented by Subaru

Kicking Off This Weekend: ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon Adoption Events Presented by Subaru

Are you ready to meet your four-legged match? October is a great time to adopt a pet! The fourth annual ASPCA Mega Match-a-Thon Presented by Subaru, happening throughout the month of October, seeks to save as many shelter animals as possible through high-volume community adoption events across the country.

The ASPCA has provided $160,000 in grants for Mega Match-a-Thon, made possible by Subaru as part of our participation in the Subaru "Share the Love" event last year. We provided funding to 16 animal welfare organizations who have committed to adopting out a minimum of 300 animals at their respective Mega Match-a-Thon events.

Grantees will host their large-scale adoption events during one of four weekends between October 2 and October 26. Select Subaru retailers in grantee communities will be partnering with grantees to support Mega Match-a-Thon as well as Subaru Loves Pets month.

Last year's Mega Match-a-Thon event resulted in 4,865 lives saved. We’re setting the bar even higher this year, so please help us reach our goal of 6,000 adoptions! Here's how you can participate:

  • Visit our event directory to find an adoption event near you. 
  • Attend an event and adopt a new pet, or, volunteer at your local shelter.
  • Spread the word! Share our event directory on your social media networks and encourage your friends and family to make pet adoption their first option throughout the month of October—and every month of the year.

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