A grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals distributed $500,000 to animal shelters across the nation to hold Mega Match-A-Thon’s this upcoming weekend.
The Humane Society of Western Montana received nearly $8,000 specifically for this event.
“Which is going to be the largest adopt-a-thon in the state of Montana; it’s going to be March 31st and April 1st,” Humane Society of Western Montana Director Lora O’Connor explained.
They’ve held adopt-a-thon events similar to this in the past, but O’Connor said this grant helps cover all the spaying and neutering, vaccinations, and micro chips for all the animals as well as promotions for the event.
The Humane Society has many long term residents that the staff hope to adopt out at the event.
“Some of the cats have been here over a year. Like Cucumber who was brought in, in a trap,” O’Connor said of a black and white long haired cat with striking green eyes.
The longest resident cat, Missy, has her own Facebook and Twitter pages to try and get her adopted out. O’Connor said Missy is a favorite of the staff and volunteers and they hope she finally finds a home at the Mega Match-A-Thon.