Indy-area shelters to host mega adoption event
More than 750 dogs and cats from 10 area animal shelter and rescue organizations will be up for adoption later this month at the inaugural Indy Mega-Adoption Event.
The event is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 28 and 29 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds South Pavilion; 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. There is no admission charge, but parking at the fairgrounds is $5.
The event will allow families to adopt already fixed, vaccinated and micro‐chipped animals and take their new pet home the same day. Adoption fees are $30, less than half the price normally charged in area shelters.
Humane Society for Hamilton County is one of the participating shelters, which also includes: Animal Outreach of Shelby County, FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, Helping Pawz, Hendricks County Animal Shelter, Hendricks County Humane Society, Humane Society of Johnson County, Indianapolis Animal Care & Control, Partners for Animal Welfare and Southside Animal Shelter.
More than 16,000 cats and dogs end up in Indianapolis shelters every year, and nearly half are euthanized. The Indy Mega Adoption Event is designed to adopt out as many dogs and cats as possible, while also opening space in local shelters.
The event is an initiative of the Love Me, Fix Me campaign, an effort led by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to educate pet owners and dramatically increase spay/neuter rates in central Indiana. Other sponsors include PetSmart, PetSmart Charities and Banfield Pet Hospital.
For more information, visit http://indymegaadoptionevent.org.