Fourth Annual “My Furry Valentine” animal Adoption Event To Be Held February 14th & 15th
January 16, 2015
New Venue To Host The Mega-Adoption Event, Offering More Space and Better Access for Greater Cincinnati’s Rescues & Shelters, Adoptable Pets, Vendors and Visitors
CINCINNATI, OH – January 16, 2015 – My Furry Valentine, a non-profit organization focused on bringing together adoptable animals and people to adopt them, will be hosting its annual animal adoption event at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246, on Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. This mega-adoption event has found homes for more than 1,300 animals since its founding in 2012. Bringing together animal rescues and shelters from around the Tri-State over Valentine’s Day Weekend, My Furry Valentine offers the opportunity for potential pet owners to find the right pet to add to their family.
The two-day adoption event was created with a goal to raise awareness of the hundreds of adoptable animals throughout the community and to help them find loving homes. There are approximately four million animals euthanized in the United States every year, and tens of thousands in our city alone. “My Furry Valentine’s mission is to significantly decrease the euthanasia of healthy animals in the Tri-State by helping to create the mindset that adoption is the first option when looking for a new pet,” says My Furry Valentine founder Carolyn Evans. This year Ms. Evans is expecting 6,000 visitors and hopes to find homes for more than 550 animals, which include cats, dogs, and other small animals.
In addition to the shelters & rescue groups on site, the event features family-friendly activities, arts & crafts, face painting, a rescued farm animal petting zoo and an array of pet vendors. Parking and admission are free. Pet adoption fees and applications vary. All pet adopters will walk the red carpet for a professional photo with their new pet, and receive a goody bag with free pet supplies, toys, treats, coupons, a Tri-County Mall gift card and a bag of IAMS pet food. Raffle prizes will also be awarded to both adopters and attendees.
This year’s My Furry Valentine is hosted by phoDOGrapher and presented by Top Dog sponsors IAMS and Tri-County Mall and financially assisted by “The Joanie Bernard Foundation.” For more information about the event including additional sponsorship opportunities or how you can make a donation, visit http://www.myfurryvalentine.com/get-involved/ or contact My Furry Valentine event organizer, Carolyn Evans at carolyn@MyFurryValentine.com.
About My Furry Valentine
Founded in 2012, My Furry Valentine, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a milestone for the Cincinnati animal rescue community. The event brings together potential pet owners and adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and other pocket pets. The annual gathering has found homes for over 1,300 pets since inception. My Furry Valentine is focused on spreading the word that pets in local shelters/rescues are wonderful pets and that shelters/rescues should be the first place potential adopters look when finding their new best friends. Visit www.myfurryvalentine.com for more information.
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