About two-thirds of the 500 animals available at the two-day My Furry Valentine adoption event now have homes.
This is the third year for the Valentine’s Day weekend adoption event that brings together animals from dozens of animal shelters and rescue agencies throughout Greater Cincinnati.
First organized by Carolyn Evans and held in West Chester, final adoption numbers from 50 satellite adoption locations are still being compiled.
“Close to 300 adoptions took place at the event and another 50 from outside,’’ said Clare Whitaker. “I lot of these adoptions are still finishing. We’re hoping that upwards of 400 animals will be adopted.”
That would bring the total to more than 1,000 animals since the first two-day event in 2012, Whitaker said.
“Our mission is two-fold – primarily to provide homes for pets,’’ Whitaker said. “We also want to generate awareness. There are so many wonderful potential adoptable dogs and cats from rescue shelters.”
More than 33,000 animals are euthanized in the region each year, Whitaker said. The goal of the adoption event is to lower those numbers and give families another option to acquire a pet.
Those who adopted animals during the event received a photo of their pet, an Alcott leash and collar, and a bag of IAMS pet food.
Posted in: News |