First Posted: 12/10/2012 10:37:23 AM | Last Updated: 12/10/2012 10:37:41 AM
Atlanta holiday pet adoption event hopes to unite hundreds of dogs and cats with "furever" homes.
Atlanta's shelters' high euthanasia rates prompt need for super pet adoption event.
Atlanta shelters and rescues will showcase adoptable dogs and cats of all ages to encourage public to adopt and not shop for their new pet.
Fun for the whole family with free admission and pet Santa photos, vendors, raffles, face painting and more.
Atlanta Animals Alive will host the first annual Home for the Holidays Super Pet Adoption on Saturday, December 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the North Atlanta Trade Center, located at 1700 Jeurgens Court in Norcross.
The free event will feature over 200 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from local rescue groups and shelters and promises to be Atlanta's largest pet adoption opportunity of the holiday season.
"We typically see an increase in adoptions during the holiday season, as adopters recognize that a break from school or work can be a great time to introduce a new pet into the home," said Ashley J. Freedman, a founder of Atlanta Animals Alive and the organizer of the event. "A Super Pet Adoption is a great venue for rescue groups that don't have a shelter to promote their animals to the community, and it's convenient for adopters to meet so many pets in person, all at once."
In addition to adoptable pets, the event will feature pet-related vendors, an ask-the-trainer Q&A session, pet photos with Santa Paws, low-cost pet microchipping and rabies vaccines provided by Pet Fixer mobile vet, face painting and more.
Each dog adopted at the event will receive a certificate for a free self-service grooming session or $10 off of full-service grooming from sponsor Kirkwood and Smyrna Bark & Lounge. Atlanta Animals Alive will also collect donations of pet toys, treats, towels, and blankets for shelter animals.
Each rescue group will set its own adoption policies and prices, but every animal at the event will be spayed or neutered and current on its vaccines before going to its new home.
To view an updated list of participating rescues, shelters, and exhibitors, see a detailed schedule of events, or inquire about volunteering or participating, visit www.atlantaanimalsalive.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Atlanta Animals Alive, Inc.
Atlanta Animals Alive, Inc. is a new non-profit corporation dedicated to ending pet homelessness in Atlanta through programs that promote pet adoption and assist shelters and rescue organizations in their lifesaving missions. For more information, visit www.atlantaanimalsalive.org or email email@example.com .