Posted by: secondchancehumanesociety | May 20, 2009

Second Chance Pet Adoptathon

Nakita the Tango Dancer

Nakita the Tango Dancer

Announcing the Second Chance Humane Society 5th Annual Pet Adoptathon!  My name is Nakita, a lovely Blue Heeler mix here at the Second Chance shelter – and one of the hosts for this exciting event taking place Saturday May 30th from 9 AM – 3 PM. 

On this special day the shelter transforms into a festive community gathering place with live music, corn popping on the griddle (aka popping machine), refreshing drinks, fresh baked goods, and pet merchandise.  But most importantly – we hope that many homeless pets will be meeting new forever families as we are celebrated as the loving and loveable beings that we are.

The Pet Adoptathon is a world-wide event that began back in 1995 as a way to promote pet adoption at a larger and collective scale for shelters across the country. Now over two thousand shelters participate in this event across the globe which has resulted in over a quarter million homeless pets finding loving new homes.  Last year in our small community we had ten adoptions in one day.  We are hoping to beat that record this year…

The Second Chance Pet Adoptathon is designed for family and community fun.  All of my shelter-mate cats and dogs will be available to visit and play with (and we are all quite hopeful to find ourselves going to new homes by the end of the day).  You can find us waiting at the Second Chance Shelter on 121 Sherman Street in Ridgway. 

Live music will be provided by Tony Rosario and the “Pour Boyz” right in the front yard of the shelter.  Tony, former member of the Top 40 band, “Firefall” now plays a variety of music and with a variety of musicians and I am looking forward to dancing to his upbeat sounds.  There will also be a doggie obstacle course that I expect to be most skilled at. 

As final encouragement to attend our fun Adoptathon and postpone the un-fun weekend grocery shopping and laundry, the dogs will be available for walks and (leashed) river swims while the cats will be doling out cuddles and purrs.  So, whether you are able to adopt a pet right now or not, we welcome all.  It would make a big difference in our day if you just stopped by for some fresh baked cookies and a quick hi to us and the wonderful Shelter staff.  And did I mention I can dance the tango?

Interested in volunteering for this event?  Contact our Event Planner, Lisa Katz at 729.2586 or  Please support our event sponsors: Ridgway Mountain Market and Park Avenue True Value of Montrose.

Call the Second Chance Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance, Volunteer & Foster Care, or other Programs.  Visit our shelter pets online:  Direct Pet Column questions to:  kelly@secondchancehumanesociety.orgPhoto by Real Life Photographs.


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