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Fourth annual 24-hour petstravaganza returning to Tropical Park

MIAMI (September 29, 2016)

Save the date—the actual 24-hours—for the 4th annual petstravangaza Mega-Match-a-Thon pet adoption event that begins Friday night October 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm and runs through Saturday October 22, 2016 at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155

Miami-Dade Animal Services (Animal Services) will host the 2016 Mega Match-a-thon event, with the participation of the Humane Society of Greater Miami (HSGM) and The Cat Network, Inc. (Cat Network). The large-scale non-stop adoption event is one of many held nationwide, in October in collaboration with the ASPCA® to “Mega-Size” the effort to save the lives of shelter animals.

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 Animal Services, as well as partner agencies and several local rescue groups. Adoption fees to take home the pet that matches your personality or lifestyle begin at a low $30.

This year’s theme focuses on the “perfect match factor” and pet adopters are invited to take advantage of the all-night, all day celebration to “Come Find Your Perfect Match” in a fun and festive atmosphere. The event includes round-the-clock entertainment, food trucks, music and children’s activities.

Individuals are encouraged to stay tuned as event details unfold by visiting the partner websites; Miami-Dade Animal Services, Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network, and following the hashtag #ASDMegaMatch on social media. For more information call 3-1-1.

Who: Miami-Dade Animal Services, the Humane Society of Greater Miami, the Cat Network and various local rescue groups
 
What: 24-hour Mega-Match-A-Thon pet adoption event    

When: Starts Friday night October 21, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. through Saturday night October 22, 2016 11:59 p.m. (or sooner if all animals have been adopted!)

Where:   Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St.
Miami, FL 33155