'Meet Your Best Friend' at the Detroit Zoo! April 28 and 29

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Detroit Zoological Institute

    ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're considering adding a
 pet to your family this spring, don't miss the 9th annual "Meet Your Best
 Friend At The Zoo" adoption weekend at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday and Sunday,
 April 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Adoptable animals from the Michigan Humane
 Society and 24 other local animal welfare organizations will be on-hand to
 ensure you find the perfect match!  The event, which takes place under huge
 tents on the Zoo grounds, has placed over 3,800 animals in new homes since it
 began in 1993.  This is the largest off-site adoption event in the nation!
     "Too often animals have to be euthanized because shelters are over
 populated," says Zoo Director Ron Kagan.  "I'm proud to say that events like
 this help this tragic situation.  We started in 1993 with 90 pet adoptions and
 the event grows more popular each year, with nearly 750 adoptions last year,"
 he adds.  The organizations hope to adopt out 1,000 animals this year.
     In addition to dogs, cats, kittens and puppies, the event will feature
 rabbits and horses that are available for adoption.  For an adoption fee of
 about $85 - $150 for a dog and $40 - $80 per cat, visitors can take home their
 pet complete with shots, sterilization and a health guarantee.
     The Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Zoo thank sponsors WCSX,
 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Local 58, Purina, Kmart,
 Michigan Nurses Association and Cathedral Directories.
     Purina will provide a free pet care kit for all cats and dogs adopted at
 the event and adopted canines will also receive a free colorful event bandana.
     For more information, please call the Michigan Humane Society at
 313-872-3400.
     The Detroit Zoological Institute, founded in 1928, is committed to
 celebrating and saving wildlife.  Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic
 exhibits, the Zoo is open year round with several indoor viewing areas.  The
 Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Woodward
 Avenue, just off I-696 in Royal Oak.  Admission is $7.50 for adults; $5.50 for
 senior citizens 62 and older and students; $5.50 for children ages 2 to 12;
 and children under two are free.  For more information, call 248-398-0900 or
 visit the web site at www.detroitzoo.org .
 
 

SOURCE Detroit Zoological Institute
    ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're considering adding a
 pet to your family this spring, don't miss the 9th annual "Meet Your Best
 Friend At The Zoo" adoption weekend at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday and Sunday,
 April 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Adoptable animals from the Michigan Humane
 Society and 24 other local animal welfare organizations will be on-hand to
 ensure you find the perfect match!  The event, which takes place under huge
 tents on the Zoo grounds, has placed over 3,800 animals in new homes since it
 began in 1993.  This is the largest off-site adoption event in the nation!
     "Too often animals have to be euthanized because shelters are over
 populated," says Zoo Director Ron Kagan.  "I'm proud to say that events like
 this help this tragic situation.  We started in 1993 with 90 pet adoptions and
 the event grows more popular each year, with nearly 750 adoptions last year,"
 he adds.  The organizations hope to adopt out 1,000 animals this year.
     In addition to dogs, cats, kittens and puppies, the event will feature
 rabbits and horses that are available for adoption.  For an adoption fee of
 about $85 - $150 for a dog and $40 - $80 per cat, visitors can take home their
 pet complete with shots, sterilization and a health guarantee.
     The Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Zoo thank sponsors WCSX,
 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Local 58, Purina, Kmart,
 Michigan Nurses Association and Cathedral Directories.
     Purina will provide a free pet care kit for all cats and dogs adopted at
 the event and adopted canines will also receive a free colorful event bandana.
     For more information, please call the Michigan Humane Society at
 313-872-3400.
     The Detroit Zoological Institute, founded in 1928, is committed to
 celebrating and saving wildlife.  Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic
 exhibits, the Zoo is open year round with several indoor viewing areas.  The
 Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Woodward
 Avenue, just off I-696 in Royal Oak.  Admission is $7.50 for adults; $5.50 for
 senior citizens 62 and older and students; $5.50 for children ages 2 to 12;
 and children under two are free.  For more information, call 248-398-0900 or
 visit the web site at www.detroitzoo.org .
 
 SOURCE  Detroit Zoological Institute