4th Annual “My Furry Valentine” animal Adoption Event
To Be Held February 14th & 15th
New Venue To Host The Mega-Adoption Event, Offering More Space and Better Access
for Greater Cincinnati’s Rescues & Shelters, Adoptable Pets, Vendors and Visitors
Sharonville, Oh. – My Furry Valentine, a non-profit organization focused on bringing together adoptable animals and people to adopt them, will be hosting its annual animal adoption event at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, on Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th, 2015, from 10 AM until 5 PM.
This mega-adoption event has found homes for more than 1,300 animals since its founding in 2012. Bringing together animal rescues and shelters from around the Tri-State over Valentine’s Day Weekend, My Furry Valentine offers the opportunity for potential pet owners to find the right pet to add to their family.
The two-day adoption event was created with a goal to raise awareness of the hundreds of adoptable animals throughout the community and to help them find loving homes. There are approximately four million animals euthanized in the United States every year, and tens of thousands in our area alone. “My Furry Valentine’s mission is to significantly decrease the euthanasia of healthy animals in the Tri-State by helping to create the mindset that adoption is the first option when looking for a new pet,” says My Furry Valentine founder Carolyn Evans. This year Ms. Evans is expecting 6,000 visitors and hopes to find homes for more than 550 animals, which include cats, dogs, and other small animals.
In addition to the shelters & rescue groups on site, the event features family-friendly activities, arts & crafts, face painting, a rescued farm animal petting zoo and an array of pet vendors. Parking and admission are free. Pet adoption fees and applications vary. All pet adopters will walk the red carpet for a professional photo with their new pet, and receive a goody bag with free pet supplies, toys, treats, coupons, a Tri-County Mall gift card and a bag of IAMS pet food. Raffle prizes will also be awarded to both adopters and attendees.
This year’s My Furry Valentine is hosted by phoDOGrapher and presented by Top Dog sponsors IAMS and Tri-County Mall and financially assisted by “The Joanie Bernard Foundation.” For more information about the event including additional sponsorship opportunities or how you can make a donation, visit http://www.myfurryvalentine.com/get-involved/ or contact My Furry Valentine event organizer, Carolyn Evans at [email protected].
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