Best Friends Animal Society has been hosting Super Adoption events across the country for more than 20 years, bringing together dozens of shelters and rescues and saving hundreds of adoptable animals in just a few days’ time in a free, fun, family-friendly atmosphere.
HOUSTON (PRWEB) June 18, 2019
To meet Gunther is to meet every rescued homeless pet that Houston area animal rescue groups and shelters tirelessly advocate for every day. Nearly 500 of these deserving dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from 15 area groups will be all together NRG Arena during the Best Friends Super Adoption.
Houston Pets Alive! Described Gunther (aka "Wonky" because he has one floppy ear) as the sweetest 5-year-old boy you've ever met. When HPA! saved him from euthanasia, he was a scrawny 27 pounds, skin and bones, and heart worm positive. Thanks to TLC from his loving foster family and medical treatments from the HPA! clinic, he's a healthy 56 pounds, and heart worm negative, he loves other dogs and human babies. And he was very recently adopted!
“Gunther got his dream home, so he wants to ‘represent’ for all the pets you will meet at the Best Friends Super Adoption in Houston. We will have many other wonderful rescued pets with their own heart-tugging stories for families to meet and we are so proud to be sponsored by Petco Foundation for Houston's first super adoption,” said Whitney Bliton, Best Friends Animal Society’s Lifesaving Programs Manager, Houston.
The Best Friends Super Adoption will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22 and Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 23 at NRG Arena, Hall D, 1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054. Admission is free. NRG Arena charges $12 (cash only) for parking, in the Maroon lot. New animals will be brought in as animals get adopted, so there will be plenty of furballs to meet every hour of the two-day event.
Dr. Michael White, Director, Harris County Animal Shelter, said, “We are happy to be partnering on this first-time super adoption event in Houston with Best Friends Animal Society, as well as the other participating private and municipal shelters in a collaborative effort to place hundreds of deserving pets in homes. Summer is traditionally the busiest animal intake season in the Houston area, so we encourage the public to adopt a pet and be part of the lifesaving solution for shelter animals in our community.”
Bliton added, “Best Friends Animal Society has been hosting Super Adoption events across the country for more than 20 years, bringing together dozens of shelters and rescues and saving hundreds of adoptable animals in just a few days’ time in a free, fun, family-friendly atmosphere. One of the beautiful things to watch is how the volunteers and staff from different groups get to know each other’s animals at these events and will come together to help families find their perfect pet.”
Participating groups set their own fees, with many giving significant discounts and hosting promotions exclusive to the event. Adoption fees start at just $25. Adoption fees include spay/neuter and vaccinations, and all adopters go home with a free goody bag with items for you and your new pet.
Are you looking for that perfect canine companion for your dog? We got you! Dogs are welcome on secure leashes. We’ll have staff and volunteers who can help with introductions. For the safety of everyone, please do not bring any other animals.
Participating groups are:
- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions
- Beaumont Pets Alive
- Best Friends Animal Society
- Fort Bend County Animal Services
- Friends For Life
- Galveston County Animal Resource Center
- Harris County Animal Shelter
- Houston Pets Alive!
- K-9 Angels Rescue
- A Life To Live
- Montgomery County Animal Shelter
- S.A.V.E. Rescue Coalition
- SPCA of Brazoria County
- Special Pals Shelter
- Texas Litter Control
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,600 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 800,000. That means there are still nearly 2,200 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.
To become a fan of Best Friends on Facebook, go to Facebook.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety. Follow Best Friends on Twitter (@BestFriends) and Instagram (@BestFriendsAnimalSociety).
About Harris County Animal Shelter/Veterinary Public Health:
The Harris County Animal Shelter, a division of Harris County Public Health, provides animal adoption and veterinary care for homeless pets, a pet wellness clinic for the public, zoonotic disease surveillance, responsible pet ownership education, as well as animal control services in neighborhoods throughout unincorporated Harris County and with certain municipalities within Harris County. For more information, visit CountyPets.com.
Like Harris County Animal Shelter on Facebook.com/HarrisCountyAnimalShelter. Follow Harris County Animal Shelter on Instagram @harriscountypets.