Northern California Pet Adoption Event Sets Record

The second annual event was held Oct. 13 and 14 in San Rafael, Calif., and was attended by more than 10,000 people.

“Creating an adoption event where people could find the widest variety of adoptable pets attracts big crowds,” says Mike Murray, community outreach director for Pet Food Express. “The rescue groups, seeing the success of last year, got the word out and promoted the event even more this year.”

The animals adopted included 333 dogs, 157 cats, 33 rats, 24 guinea pigs, nine rabbits, four hamsters, three chickens, a turtle, a cockatiel and a rooster.

The goal was 500 adopted animals, compared with the 435 placed last year.

For every pet adopted, Pet Food Express donated $50 to the rescue group and gave a $25 gift card to each adopting family.

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