Hundreds of animals available at Indy Mega-Adoption Event

pupbothIt seems Elroy may officially have a new favorite chew toy! He stopped by on today’s Indy Style, along with Megan Bennett, of the FACE Clinic, to chat about the Indy Mega-Adoption event coming up this weekend! Close to 1,000 dogs and cats from 26 area animal shelter and rescue organization will be up for adoption. Here are the details, if you’re looking to add a new four-legged friend to your family!

INDY MEGA-ADOPTION EVENT:

pupchewThe adoptable animals are a variety of ages, sizes and breeds. They are already fixed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. The adoption fee is $30, which is less than half the price normally charged in some area shelters.  Pets will go home with their new owners the same day.

Led by FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic, the Indy Mega-Adoption Event is the largest two-day event of its kind in Indiana. More than 800 dogs and cats were adopted at the June event, and approximately 2,000 dogs and cats were adopted at last year’s events. The Indy Mega Adoption Event is an initiative of the Love Me.Fix Me campaign which is supported by the Nina Mason Charitable Trust to educate pet owners and increase spay/neuter rates in Marion and the surrounding counties.

On both days, Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO) will be collecting donations of dog and cat food for the Pet Food Pantry.  The pantry is available to pet owners who have fallen on hard times, allowing them to feed their pets as opposed to surrendering them to shelters. All brands of food will be accepted, including open bags of food.

WHAT:          Indy Mega-Adoption Event

WHEN:          Saturday, October 10, Noon – 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 11, Noon – 6 p.m.

WHERE:       Indiana State Fairgrounds, South Pavilion

1202 E. 38th Street

COST:           Free admission; parking at the Fairgrounds is $5.

Sponsors for the Indy Mega-Adoption Event include PetSmart, PetSmart Charities, Two Men and a Truck and Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care and Control.

Last week, FACE announced that it is expanding its walk-in medical clinic to five days a week.  The clinic, which is the first of its kind in Central Indiana, is modeled after walk-in clinics that serve humans.  Appointments are not required and the exam fee is $25.

Since opening in early 1999, the FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic has made a dramatic impact in Marion County.  FACE has performed more than 235,000 spay and neuter surgeries, a key factor in reducing the city’s pet overpopulation. In addition to offering accessible and affordable medical services, FACE also manages Indy Feral, the city’s Trap Neuter and Release program, works with dedicated volunteers to sustain spayed and neutered community cat colonies, and conducts outreach to underserved neighborhoods.

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