Washington Animal Rescue League to Host Area Shelters at ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon Adoption Event | Pets
From Pam Townsend: On March 31 and April 1, six DC-area shelters will converge at a seventh--the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL)--for a first-ever ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon adoption event. Their goal: to find loving families for as many of the Capital region’s homeless animals as possible.
This event--one of 55 held concurrently around the nation—will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. In addition to WARL, participants include the Washington Humane Society, Montgomery County Humane Society, Prince George’s County Animal Shelter, Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and Fairfax County Animal Shelter.PHOTOS: Dogs Seized From Kentucky Puppy Mill
Planners expect to have more than 200 dogs and cats available. Special event adoption fees--$20 for cats and $40 for dogs—will be offered for animals onsite at WARL and at all participating shelters.
“This really is an extraordinary event,” says WARL president and CEO Dr. Gary Weitzman. “As far as I know, it’s the first time this many shelters in our nation’s capital have gathered in one place for two days for the sole purpose of adopting animals. And it’s truly a win-win situation. With so many available animals to choose from, people are sure to find the perfect animal companion for their families. And the more animals the participating shelters place, the more homeless animals we can save.”
For more information about the Mega Match-a-thon, please visit warl.org/mega