Mega Adopt-A-Thon at the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County

Mega Adopt-A-Thon at the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County

There are dozens of dogs and cats in need of a forever home at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. Many will go home with new families at the 2nd Annual “Mega Adopt-A-Thon.” For 36 straight hours, you’ll have the opportunity to find the perfect addition to your family.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - They come from puppy mills, rescued off the side of the road, you name it. There are dozens of dogs and cats in need of a forever home at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. Many will go home with new families at the 2nd Annual “Mega Adopt-A-Thon.” For 36 straight hours, you’ll have the opportunity to find the perfect addition to your family.

Sara and Zach Bryant adopted Stella at last year’s Adopt-A-Thon. “I’ve always loved border collies and as soon as I saw Stella, I knew I had to have her,” said Sara. Stella is a fun loving, high energy pooch. At first glance, you don’t even notice she’s missing a leg. Zach says having only three legs doesn’t slow her down.

Alexis Amorose is the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. She sees the sweet faces when she walks into work everyday. The owner of three rescue dogs, Amorose knows first-hand the joy pets can bring to your life. “I challenge anyone to have a bad day and not feel a least a little better because of that dog or cat that’s in their home ready to greet them when they walk in the door,” said Amorose.

The Bryant family agrees. That’s why they chose to adopt Stella from the Humane Society. “For us, it’s a rewarding thing both ways. It makes us feel good for doing what we’ve done, and she’s just a fantastic dog,” said Zach.

Amorose encourages people to check out the Adopt-A-Thon, even if you’re not quite ready to adopt a pet. “Come out, familiarize yourself with the Humane Society and watch these other amazing moments. Watch people adding a new family member and walking out to their cars and driving off to begin a new life.”

The Mega Adopt-A-Thon begins Friday, April 5th at 8:00 a.m. It ends Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 p.m. It will be held at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County located at 935 Farm Road.

Friday from 8 to 9 a.m., adopters will pay just $6; Saturday morning from midnight to sunrise, adopters will pay NO adoption fee; the adoption fee at all other times will be $36.

On Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., HSMSC will host more than a dozen different local rescue groups and shelters onsite in the Mega Mobile Adoption.

Also, there's a FREE Family Movie on the Green Friday at 8:00 p.m. Families are invited to bring the kids for a free outdoor showing of the classic tale, “Shiloh,” with free popcorn.
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