17 Jun '11, 7pm

Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets:

Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets:

® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Joplin Humane Society are hosting a major adoption event on June 25 and June 26 for nearly 600 animals who need permanent homes after being displaced by the May 22 tornado that tore through Joplin. “After a month of housing and caring for the animal victims of this disaster, our focus now is on finding loving homes for the remaining cats and dogs,” said Joplin native Tim Rickey, the ASPCA’s senior director of Field Investigations and Response. “We hope people from across the country will open their hearts and give them a second lease on life.” “The outpouring of support from the local community has helped us connect hundreds of displaced animals with their owners, and we thank everyone for their heroic efforts,” added Karen Aquino, executive director of Joplin Humane Society. “Our goal now is to find fa...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/adopt-a-t...

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