Oakland County hosts first pet adoption event to help win $100,000 grant

In a recent press release it was announced that the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center will host its Father’s Day Bow Wow event on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is the first event scheduled to help the center reach its goal to adopt out 2,014 pets during the months of June, July and August. The center is competing for a $100,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Rachael Ray.

With an objective to save more lives, the $100,000 grant will go to the animal shelter with the most improved adoption numbers. The center adopted out 1,000 dogs and cats in 2013 for June, July and August.

“I encourage those who want to give one of our dogs or cats a loving and safe home to attend this family-oriented event,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Not only is it a fun event, it’s a great way to support the pet adoption center.”

The event will include bounce houses, food trucks, face painting, psychic readings for pets and humans, raffles and a “dress your dog like your dad” event. Individuals and families may adopt a dog older than four months for $68.25 (normally $136.50)
or $57 (normally $114) for a puppy younger than four months. Kittens and cats are available for an adoption fee of $28.75 (normally $57.50). The fees include vaccinations and spay or neuter. The center is located at 1700 Brown Road in Auburn Hills.

There are four additional pet adoption events coming up to help the center reach its adoption goal. All take place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Rescue Me Saturday on June 28; Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption on July 12; Stray Dog’s Got Talent on July 26; and the Dog Days of Summer and Cool Cat Nights on Aug. 9. For more information, visit www.oakgov.com/petadoption or call the center at 248-391-4100.

“Community support is what will help us reach our goal,” said Bob Gatt, animal control and pet adoption center manager. “Come on out to the center and enjoy the day with us.”

Follow the center’s progress toward its goal on its Facebook page.

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