For the 17th year, Pet Adoptathon® will unite animal shelters around the world for the common goal of highlighting pet adoption. On Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2011, over 2,000 animal shelters worldwide will join the North Shore Animal League America for Pet Adoptathon® 2011.
In 2010, over 20,000 animals were adopted in this global event. For the first time, the event will extend through the month of May. Through the years, over 300,000 animals have found homes due to this event.
The spokesperson of this global adoption event is Cesar Millan, from National Geographic WILD’s “The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.”
The event kicks off at Pet Adoptathon Headquarters in New York where North Shore Animal League America will kick-off the month-long event beginning at 9 am on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and stay open for 36 hours straight.
The Pet Adoptathon promotes the adoption of mixed-breed pets, known as Mutt-i-grees®. These animals represent the majority of shelter pets around the world; unfortunately they also make up the majority of the pets that are being euthanized. Mutt-i-grees rallies 25 million mixed-breed pet owners in the U.S. to encourage adoption of mixed-breed pets and to help end puppy mills that perpetuate animal cruelty and euthanasia. Participating shelters and rescues are official Mutt-i-grees partners to help spread the word about these wonderful unique adoptable animals.
If you’ve got a Mutt-i-gree, please share your adoption story in the comments below!