Nearly 100 pets adopted in first annual adoptathon

Sarah Vicary

Lansing, Mich. –– On the first weekend of May, 96 animals found new homes at the Save-a-Life adoptathon. Local pet shelters and rescues offered adoptable animals at the three-day event.

“The event has been a huge success: we saved the lives of almost one hundred cats, dogs and rabbits,” said Sarah Vicary, the director of Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue. “A big thank you goes out to everyone who came to the adoptathon over weekend. We’ve received an overwhelming support from the local community, which allows us to make this an annual event, and start planning for next year.”

Adoption happening

Hundreds of people attended the adoptathon over the weekend from the Mid-Michigan area. 40 cats, 50 dogs, 6 rabbits have found their new families at the event.

The Save-a-Life adoptathon was the largest collaborative pet adoption event ever held in the Lansing area. Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue and PetSmart Charities organized the event on the weekend of May 3-5 in the Lansing PetSmart’s parking lot. An average of 100 companion animals were available each day, provided by the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue, Ingham County Animal Control, Eaton County Humane Society, Greyhound Retirement Adoption Care and Education, and Capital Area Humane Society.

Sunday Magician entertaining kids

Each day featured reduced adoption rates, family entertainment, including magicians and face-painting, information on community resources available for homeless pets, and opportunities to get involved with local organizations through volunteering. The event offered up to 300 companion animals an opportunity to find love and family as they are adopted into their forever homes.

Photos:  © Sandra Debnar, 2013

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