Guest post courtesy of Bangor Humane Society’s website (www.bangorhumane.org)
Bangor Humane Society announced that they are one of 55 animal rescue organizations receiving grant funding to participate in the first ASPCA “Mega Match-a-thon” event, which takes place from March 30th – April 1st. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals granted nearly $500,000 to support large-scale adoption events held simultaneously nationwide to save more lives of shelter animals.
“The event is a celebration of pet companionship and an opportunity to promote pet adoption,” says Suzan Bell, BHS Executive Director, “Our goal through this adoption event is to not only to see each of our animals get adopted into loving homes but also to collaborate with shelters across the state so animals throughout Maine have the same opportunity. We hope to build a state-wide coalition that supports and advocates for pet adoption. We invite everyone in the community to join us. Working together, we can save lots of animals and enrich the lives of new adopting families.”
Bangor Humane Society extended its business hours for this special event. BHS will be open 10 a.m. -8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. BHS also partnered with Waterville Humane Society, which transferred some of their pets to BHS for adoption during the event. The goal is to empty the shelter of every adoptable animal.
To prepare for the event, BHS will be closed Thursday, March 29, and will not accept any intakes of animals from Wednesday, March 28th – Monday, April 2nd when they return to their regular operating hours. The event features a variety of family-friendly activities and special adoption fees.
More Match-a-Thon Event Details:
- Fees waived on all cats ages 6 months and older.
- Puppies – $230
- Kittens – $100
- Dogs ages 6 months to 1 year – 50% off.
- Fees waived on dogs over 1 year old.
- All adopted animals come with a free ID, collar, and microchip.
- Potential adopters need a photo ID and payment for the adoption.
- Anyone looking to adopt an adult dog must have all family members present for the visit, including any dogs.
“We invite people from across the state to visit us during our ASPCA Mega-Match-a-thon. We encourage them to come with open minds and hearts. Our hope is to match every adoptable pet in our shelter into a loving forever home,” says Stacey Coventry, BHS PR Manager, “Our goal is for the first time to have an empty shelter and find a match for each animal, like Murdoc, a 5-year-old Thai Ridgeback mix who was recently adopted after spending over a year in two different Maine Shelters.”
The Bangor Humane Society is busy planning the event details, which include the spaying, neutering, and vaccination of all adoptable pets prior to the event. They are also training a large group of volunteers to help make the event a success.
Individuals can stay tuned as event details unfold by listening to Kiss 94.5, watching WABI, visiting the website at www.bangorhumane.org, or following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BangorHumane.
Individuals can support the event by making a monetary donation or by encouraging friends, families, and coworkers to attend the event and consider adoption first. Local businesses can share news about the event, donate food, or supplies. For inquiries, contact Stacey at 207.942.8902 ext. 103 or [email protected].