Scott County Humane Society is one of 54 animal rescue organizations in the country, and the only group in Kentucky to receive grant funding to partner with and participate in the inaugural ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon national pet adoption event.
The humane society will host its Love and Life Adopt-a-thon at Garth Elementary School in Georgetown at South Broadway and Jackson Street.
The event will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. On Friday, the humane society will host a Happy Tail Parade at 6 p.m. on Main Street to kick off the adoption weekend.
Prior to adoption, pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and tested, and receive other veterinary care.
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The adopt-a-thon event will also host dog trainers, search and rescue demonstrations, veterinary clinics and pet-related businesses. Each adopted pet will receive a free collar and tag, and adopters will be entered into a raffle for gifts for their new pets.
SCHS will be joined by 18 other animal welfare and adoption groups in this special adoption event. Anderson Humane Society, Paris Animal Welfare Society, Scott County Animal Shelter, Humane Society of Harrison County, Adore-A-Bull Rescue, Kentucky Tails, L.I.F.E. House for Animals, Speak Out and Rescue, Friends of the Animals of Jessamine County, Danville-Boyle County Humane Society, Caring Hearts Feline Rescue, Central Kentucky Boxer Rescue, Kentucky Lab Rescue, Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, Maysville Dog Rescue Team, Holly's Place and Humane Society Animal League for Life of Madison County.
Ed Sayres, ASPCA president and chief executive officer, said he hoped the cooperation between animal welfare groups would translate to plenty of adoptions.
"We hope the grant funding will help these rescue organizations — in collaboration with other groups in their community — save a record number of lives," Sayre said.
For information, call SCHS development specialist Julia Meister-Musgrave at (502) 863-3279 or visit Sc4paws.org.