Sunday, April 1st
Nearly 150 people were waiting in line outside the old Goodys location at the Tallahassee Mall by the time the doors opened for the Tallahassee Community Partnership's first ever ASPCA Mega Match-A-Thon. They were eager to meet the hundreds of animals waiting inside, ready to be adopted. And the animals were eager to meet them! With $20 adoption fees and dozens of matchmakers on hand to help find the right pet, adopting had never been easier than during the Mega Match-A-Thon.
Adopters were also treated to free gift bags of pet supplies, free pet ID tags, free pet food, free family photos (courtesy of Fur by Robin Adams) and more!
The partnership's goal of 100 adopted pets was met before noon and quickly surpassed, with an average of 23 adoptions per hour! The final tally came in at a whopping 186 adoptions, 59 of which were animals from the LCHS Foster program. All told, 33 foster dogs and 26 foster cats found wonderful homes at the event, including Juniper, a cat who had been in our program for more than 2 years!
You can view photos of the newly adopted pets and their families by entering your name and email address after clicking the link below. There are some incredible smiles on the faces of people and pets alike!
Overall, the Mega Match-A-Thon was a great success, with almost double the number of adoptions hoped for, a live radio remote by John & Tammy of STAR 98.9, dozens of local vendors, 43 spay/neuter vouchers distributed by Be the Solution, Inc., and a huge turn-out from our amazing Tallahassee community. We hope you will join us for our next Mega Match-A-Thon!
The ASPCA Mega Match-A-Thon was made possible by a generous grant from the ASPCA and by the volunteers who turned out in force to help make this day such a success! We would also like to especially thank the Tallahassee Mall, Dr. Liz Blount of At Home Veterinary Care, Tallahassee Democrat, WCTV, STAR 98.9 and Fur by Robin Adams for their contributions to the event.
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