Adopt-a-Thon held by Animal Rescue League
August 16, 2012 by Sarah
Last Saturday, August 11, the Washington Animal Rescue League in Washington, D.C. held a special Adopt-a-Thon event in order to find homes for more than 150 cats and dogs. The League no doubt used flyer printing and poster printing to inform pet-loving members of the community about the event so as to attract as many as they could and encourage them to adopt a rescue pet. In addition, there were no set fees for adopting the companion pets, so families were able to set their own prices for the animals.
The pets in this special Adopt-a-Thon had all been examined by veterinarians and were up-to-date with all of their shots. They were also spayed or neutered and micro-chipped.
Susan Myers, a resident of the nation’s capital, thought that the Adopt-a-Thon was a good idea. This way, she said, people could pay whatever they could afford for a pet, while at the same time the Rescue League could get the pets into a good home.
The Rescue League is planning another regular adoption event this Saturday, August 18, from noon until 2:00 p.m. For this event, fees are set between $150 and $250 and the more typical procedure for adoption will be used. This usually involves completing a survey so that lifestyle preferences can be matched with cats or dogs that have suitable characteristics. Pet-seekers then meet the cats or dogs and are allowed to interact with them in the presence of a member of the adoptions staff. The most appropriate pet is selected, reviewed with the staff, and then taken home after the fee is paid.