24-adopt-a-thon places 240 animals in South Florida homes – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com

Mega Match-a-Thon, the 24-hour weekend pet adoption fair at Tropical Park, found new homes for more than 240 cats and dogs.

More than half of the animals placed — 125 — came from the Miami-Dade County Animal Services shelter, said director Alex Munoz. Another 56 came from the Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-a-Pet and 59 came from rescue groups.

“We had hundreds of people lined up before 12 midnight Friday night to adopt our pets,’’ Munoz said. “The weather in the late afternoon on Saturday presented a serious challenge and flooded much of the event and destroyed some groups’ booths and presentations. Despite the difficulties….the event was very well attended and folks kept coming even after the rain…’’

Partial funding for the event came from the ASPCA.

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