Youâ€™ve heard of Match.com. Now there is Mega Match-A-Thon, a time when you can find the perfect dog or cat companion and give him or her a needed forever home. Sponsored by ASPCA, the event will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 09:00am till 09:00pm – without stopping – and will have more than 500 homeless animals of all breeds, sizes, colors and personalities, and all eager to find a forever home. The marathon adoption of puppies and kittens will kick-off the festivities at 09:00am (Who will you take home?).
The ASPCA, the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, will host the event in Miami’s Tropical Park. Miami is one of 37 communities nationwide to receive grant funding to participate in the nationwide ASPCA â€œMega Match-a-thonâ€ event. The ASPCAÂ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsÂ®) is granting nearly $270,000 to support large-scale adoption events like this. All of the Mega Match-A-Thons throughout the country will be held on the same day. Think of how many lives of cats and dogs living in shelters can be saved. Adoptions will start at $30, and admission to the event and parking is free. This is a family affair with a Kidâ€™s Arena complete with fun games for children of all ages. Miami area residents and businesses have stepped in offering their time, talent and services in the effort to create a rich entertainment for adults, children and families and have a spectacular event. Everyone is encouraged to attend and enjoy food and refreshments, a fun entertaining program, children activities, DJâ€™s and live bands performing on stage.Â To get involved or for more information about the ASPCA â€˜Mega Match-a-thonâ€™ event, please contact atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-749-1825.