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Mega Adoption Event returning to Will Rogers Coliseum

When you’re on a roll, don’t stop.

So, on the heels of the success of the December Mega Adoption Event, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter is again partnering with the Humane Society of North Texas to host the largest shelter pet adoption event in Fort Worth. The “summer edition” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29-30 at Will Rogers Coliseum, Cattle Barn 1. Admission is free.

The inaugural Mega Adoption event in December resulted in more than 800 pets finding their forever homes.

“Typically, we see a surge in puppies and kittens during the spring and summer season, so June is a perfect time for us to host this amazing $10 adoption event,” said Cassie Lackey, communications director for Humane Society of North Texas.

“All shelters are at capacity (to my knowledge) including HSNT and FWACC (Fort Worth Animal Care and Control). We’re moving as many pets into foster care as possible until it’s time for this event so we can adopt out more pets into homes.”

All the pets up for adoption have been spayed/neutered, received rabies/core vaccinations, microchipping, medical exam and come with 30-day pet insurance.

Every pet that comes through the doors of the Fort Worth Animal Shelter and the North Texas Humane Society has a story, often one of being abandoned. It’s the goal of both agencies to find loving homes for all of these pets.

Pets available will include dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and small animals (guinea pigs, rabbits, and perhaps even some birds) at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Cattle Barn No. 1. Next door in Cattle Barn No. 2, there will be equine available for adoption with the SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and HSNT, though not part of the Mega Adoption event (it’s just simultaneously occurring).

The Mega Adoption event is made possible by the Petco Foundation and BOBS from Sketchers.

“We need this. If it weren’t for the Petco Foundation and Bobs from Skechers we wouldn’t be able to put on this life-saving event,” Lackey said. “Our goal is to save as many lives as possible. We (HSNT) adopted every single pet in our care at the Mega Adoption Event in December, with the exception of two who were adopted within days of returning to our shelter.

“Our intake surges this time of year. We’re working tirelessly to find homes for all the pets in our care. We fly them to different states, transport by ground, offer adoption specials, move them into rescue. We had a record-breaking year in 2018 with 11,311 adoptions. We’re on track to break that number this year.”

The Mega Adoption event is made possible by the Petco Foundation and BOBS from Sketchers.

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