Friday, May 18, 2012

Purina One Presents: LARGEST OFF-SITE PET ADOPTION EVENT IN THE COUNTRY! May 19th And 20th Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo!





In 1993, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and the Detroit Zoological Society partnered to create a unique adoption event called “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo.” Now, 20 years later, nearly 20,000 animals have been adopted during Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, which is today the largest off-site adoption event in the country. MHS and the Detroit Zoo will continue that tradition on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is presented by Purina ONE.



“The hard work of so many wonderful animal welfare groups and key partners like the Detroit Zoo, Purina and PetSmart Charities, as well as the continued support of the community, is what makes this lifesaving effort possible and has made Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo the largest offsite adoption event in the country,” said Michael Robbins, vice president of Marketing and Communications at the Michigan Humane Society. “This year’s event is going to be even bigger and better, with more groups participating than ever before. If you’re looking for a furry best friend, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is the place to be!”







There is no charge for admission or parking for the event, which will be held under large tents in the front parking lot. The Detroit Zoo is at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.
Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and not by event sponsors. Animals will be adopted only to qualified homes. Adopters must present a driver’s license or state ID card. All dogs and cats will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations.  For health and safety reasons, please leave current companion animals at home. For more information, please call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263).




The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

19 comments:

  1. Oh Wow! There is soo many peoples and cats there! Me hopes all the cats gets good peoples!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  2. What an amazing day that must be. So lovely to see effurryone finding their new bestest forever friend :)xx

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  3. It sounds like it's going to be a very huge event! We hope many animals get adopted to good homes. :)

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  4. Wow... That looks like a wonderful event. Have a great time.

    pawhugs, Max

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  5. That is seriously awesome! :)

    Paws crossed that LOTS of animals find their forever homes this weekend.

    Hugs!!!

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  6. Let's hope for lots and lots of adoptions!

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  7. whadya know...peeps coorperating to help animals...will wonders never cease...outta happen all over this country

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  8. We are overawed!!! What a great event :)

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  9. Tomorrow and Sunday Best Friends has an adoptathon scheduled for FCNMHP here in Jacksonville FL. We hope that lots of adoptions happen tomorrow.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  10. Hope lots a furry ones find their forever homes
    Snuggles
    Benny & Lily

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  11. We are big fans of the PetSmart Charities.
    Gloman adopted me through PetSmart, so we're kinda biased her on account of how special I am.
    heh heh.
    Ok, I'm in trouble again. Glogirly's giving me the ole "EVERYcat is special, Katie."

    ; ) Katie

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  12. Mom wishes she could go just to adore all the other kitties!

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  13. What a great idea! And how cute! More zoos should do something like that cause everyone wins.

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  14. Wouldn't it be so great if all of the pets found a home! I have a friend who just adopted a puppy today from PetSmart. Love what they do.

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  15. WOW!! That is so, so, so great!! How wonderful - we hope the event is tremendously successful!!

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  16. The event is coming this weekend!! I hope it'll be a great success and every fur baby gets wonderful forever home!!

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  17. Wow, look at all those people. What a terrific event and we sure hope lots of kitties and doggies found some wonderful homes. Thanks for telling us about this. It is always good news to see something like this going on.

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  18. This is such a great event and I sure hope lots of kitties find good loving homes!

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  19. Praise the Lord!! That is soooo awesome!! God bless all the fur babies and their new homes!

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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