Mega Match-a-thon chance to find perfect pet for you

Save the date to fall in love with a shelter pet. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Mega-Match-a-thon will take place once again as a 24-hour pet adoption event and family festival, beginning on Oct. 17 at 11:59 p.m. and ending on Oct. 18 at 11:59 p.m., at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St. (Bird Road).

As part of the ASPCA Miami-Dade Community Partnership, Miami-Dade County Animal Services, the Humane Society of Greater Miami (HSGM) and The Cat Network Inc. received grant funding to participate in the 2014 ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon event, presented by Subaru, as part of large-scale adoption events held simultaneously nationwide in an effort to save more lives of shelter animals.

Potential adopters will have the opportunity to meet, fall in love with and adopt one or more of dozens of adorable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies from each of the partner agencies, as well as several invited local rescue groups, at low fees, in a fun and festive fall-themed atmosphere.

“This is the third year that all three agencies work together as ASPCA Community Partners on this nationwide event,” said Alex Muñoz, director of Animal Services.

“We decided to go back to making it a 24-hour pet adoption event which creates excitement and also offers a longer window of opportunity for every pet to find their forever home,” he added.

“We are very excited to once again partake in the Mega Match-a-thon and enrich the lives of so many families by bringing these wonderful pets into their homes and their hearts,” said Laurie Hoffman, executive director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “The more we adopt, the more we can save.”

Individuals are encouraged to stay tuned as event details unfold by visiting the partner websites; animals.miamidade.gov, www.humanesocietymiami.org and www.thecatnetwork.org.


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