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Large-scale 24-hour pet adoption event hosted by Miami-Dade Animal Services, The Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network returns to Tropical Park

The 2015 ASPCA® Mega Match-A-Thon Presented by Subaru features up to 24-hours of pet adoptions in a festive atmosphere

MIAMI (September 28, 2015)

Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services), the Humane Society of Greater Miami (HSGM) and The Cat Network, Inc. (Cat Network) will participate in and host the 2015 ASPCA® Mega Match-a-thon event, presented by Subaru as part of large-scale adoption events held nationwide in October in an effort to save more lives of shelter animals. 

Locally the event will take place as a 24-hour pet adoption event and family festival “Marathon” beginning on October 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. and ending on October 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155.

Adopters will have a 24-hour window of opportunity to meet, fall in love with and adopt one or more of over a hundred adorable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies from the partner agencies ― as well as several invited local rescue groups ― at low fees, in a fun and festive atmosphere. 

“This year we went with a ‘marathon’ theme because we hope people will come with a sense of urgency and that every pet is adopted even before the event is over,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Animal Services. 

Individuals are encouraged to stay tuned as event details unfold by visiting the partner websites; animals.miamidade.gov, humanesocietymiami.org and thecatnetwork.org, and following the hashtag #ASPCAMega on social media.


Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for over 27,000 abandoned dogs and cats. Every day, Animal Services staff and volunteers work diligently to find life-long homes for these abandoned animals by facilitating onsite adoptions, hosting off-site adoption at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with over 70 rescue organizations who share in our goal of a No Kill Miami-Dade County.