Free Dog and Cat Adoption Event

An adoption event funded by Maddie’s Fund and set for June 1-2 will be the first of its kind in the nation, offering free adoptions of an estimated 5,000 dogs and cats in eight communities across the U.S.

By CatChannel Editors | Posted: May 24, 2013, 12 p.m. EDT

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Calico Cat at Adoption Event Maddie's Pet Adoption Days helps shelters adopt out older, treatable cats and dogs by sponsoring free pet adoptions. Photo courtesy Maddie’s Fund, from the 2012 adoption event.
On June 1 and 2, 2013, more than 200 shelters and rescue groups will participate in a free dog and cat adoption event, Maddie's Pet Adoption Days, which will place thousands of pets into their forever homes.

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The participating metro areas are:
  • New York City
  • Washoe County, Nevada
  • Dane County, Wisc.
  • Alachua County, Fla.
  • Santa Clara County, Calif.
  • Alameda County, Calif.
  • Contra Costa County, Calif.
  • San Francisco County, Calif.
The goal of Maddie's Pet Adoption Days is to give all healthy, senior and treatable shelter dogs and cats a second chance. As in past years when the event has been held in the San Francisco Bay area, adoptions of dogs and cats will be free to qualified adopters. In return, Maddie's Fund has set aside $4 million so that it can give each shelter or rescue group $500 - $2,000 per adoption.

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Maddie's Pet Adoption Days is being held to increase awareness of shelter animals and their need for loving homes, and to shed light on the tireless efforts of the shelters and rescue organizations across the country that work so hard to save the lives of countless dogs and cats every day. The adoption event honors the memory of the foundation's namesake, a Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie.

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Maddie's Fund will pay organizations $500 per regular adoption, $1,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older or who has been treated for one or more medical conditions and $2,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older and who has been treated for one or more medical conditions.

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Maddie's Fund is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. The goal of Maddie's Fund is to achieve no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community. Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.
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K    Cheektowaga, NY

6/6/2013 1:14:23 PM

>^..^<

M    Lake City, FL

6/2/2013 11:55:51 PM

What an inspired event! Best of luck to all the pets and owners!

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

6/2/2013 11:47:55 PM

That's wonderful.

ashley    orange, CA

6/2/2013 10:23:26 AM

awesome

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