Hey, San Francisco Bay Area! It's time for Maddie's Matchmaker Adoptathon, being held at 80 different locations in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties. And that means loving people can adopt dogs and cats for free all weekend long!
More than 60 shelters and rescue groups will be participating, and Maddie's Fund will pick up the adoption fees. In addition, they'll donate between $500 and $2,000 for every pet adopted during the event on June 9 and 10, with the higher amounts going for the adoptions of senior pets and/or those with certain specific health issues.
This is the third year I'll have worked on this event, helping with blog outreach and social media. I'll be covering it live all weekend, both on the Maddie's Matchmaker Adoptathon Facebook page and on #maddiesmatch on Twitter.
So if you or someone you know in the Bay Area is looking for a new dog or cat, by adopting through this event you'll not only save a life but save yourself some bucks and earn a donation to the groups that work so hard to find homes for pets all year round.
And that's my feel-good story of the month!
Photo: Heidi, a deaf and blind 17-year-old who was adopted at the 2011 Adoptathon.