Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Adoption Event in Joplin Missouri June 25 & 26

600 pets are yet to be adopted. Over 1,300 have been placed by the ASPCA so far.

Here’s what you need to know to attend the event:

What:  Joplin adoption event, featuring nearly 600 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies who need new homes.

When:  Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on both days.

Where:  Joplin Humane Society, 140 E. Emperor Lane, Joplin, Missouri 64801

What to bring:  A government-issued ID and proof of address. Please download and print an adoption application (dog or cat), and bring it with you.

Cost: Adoption fees are waived for this event, and all pets come spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and with free microchipping and tags. Pets in the ASPCA’s emergency shelters, including animals recovered from disaster relief and animal rescue efforts, are also offered PetArmor flea and tick treatment.

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