Where else can you buy unconditional love for $20? The Mega Pet Adoption Event goes on Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Several animal welfare and rescue organizations are participating in an effort to adopt more than 1,000 dogs and cats. These pets-to-be are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped and available for an adoption fee of $20. The event is part of Jacksonville’s campaign to become a no-kill shelter city. Parking and admission are free.
Purina is offering free pet adoptions for seniors aged 55 and over. Just go to this site and check out the list for a shelter near you. (The Jacksonville Humane Society is on the list.) Print the coupon offered on the site, take it to your shelter and bring home the furry friend of your choice. Coupons for pet food are part of the deal.
You need another kitten, you know you do…and now is the perfect time to adopt one. Jacksonville has had a very, very busy kitten season this year and there are hundreds of kittens in need of homes. The city is trying to become a “no-kill” shelter city, but at the moment, there’s no room for all these baby felines. So, you can go to First Coast No More Homeless Pets, the Jacksonville Humane Society or Jacksonville Animal Care and Control to get your next pet. The fee, which includes a city license, is just $25 at any of these locations.
Poochies Dog Park in Orange Park is celebrating Spring Dog Days by offering free admission to the park on Saturdays from 10 to noon for certain dog breeds and their owners. Call for details (the offer isn’t on the Poochies website), or check out the list of breed days on Beth Cravey’s blog in the Florida Times-Union.