Large pet adoption event taking place throughout Greater Cincinnati
Photos from last year’s My Furry Valentine in West Chester
Hundreds of adoptable pets from dozens of animal rescues and shelters throughout the Tri-State area will be brought together under one roof for the My Furry Valentine Super Adoption Event, next Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and next Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at flexi USA located at 8494 Firebird Drive in West Chester, just four miles west of I-75 on the Union Centre Blvd. exit.
In its inaugural year, a total of 60 rescue shelters and eight animal advocacy groups participated in My Furry Valentine in 2012. Overall, 99 animals were adopted at the main event in West Chester and a total of 266 adoptions occurred throughout Greater Cincinnati.
In West Chester alone, approximately 1,700 visitors came out to the main event. In addition, more than $75,000 in gifts and prizes were awarded to adopters and visitors.
“We finalized our first adoption just minutes after the doors were opened. Groups were calling in reinforcements during the day to have volunteers bring additional animals when they realized they were going to run out,” said Carolyn Evans, event organizer. “Shelters that had doubled-up on kennel space for years went back to empty kennels that they had never experienced before.”
This year’s event features family friendly games and activities including face painting, a balloon artist, a caricature artist, Mr. Cowpie’s farm animal petting zoo and live entertainment.
Pet supplies and services from various vendors and sponsors will also be available.
Parking and admission are free. Pet adoption fees and applications vary.
For those who are unable to attend the Super Adoption Event at flexi USA on February 9 and February 10, various rescues and shelters throughout the region will be hosting adoption events in collaboration with My Furry Valentine. For a list of the participating shelters, please visit www.myfurryvalentine.com.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Event Organizer, Carolyn Evans, at email@example.com.