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Valley Humane Society Offering Free Pet Adoptions in May, Seeking Foster Families

On May 31 and June 1, pet adoption fees will be waived.

Water may be scarce, but there is no shortage of dogs and cats in need of loving homes.

Valley Humane Society will be flooded with dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies during Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days, May 31 – June 1, 2014.

All weekend long, cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies will go home fee-free to qualified adopters.

Located at 3670 Nevada Street in Pleasanton, the adoption center will be open Saturday, May 31 from 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday, June 1 from 10 am to 5 pm. Valley Humane Society will also adopt animals out of Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday.  

“We hope to be inundated with a steady stream of adopters as well,” says Executive Director Melanie Sadek, “so that all the animals in our care can find placement.”

She added that adult cats in particular tend to be overlooked, despite offering an abundance of personality and affection, and invites community members who have experienced the joy of adopting an animal companion to share their stories with friends and family to encourage pet adoption.

“Word of mouth is the best way to match up individual animals with people who will treasure them,” says Sadek.  

Now in its fifth year, having become America’s biggest free pet adoption event, Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is a collaborative effort of countless people who want to save the lives of shelter animals—a testament to what can be done when people rally together for a common cause.

More than 200 participating organizations in fourteen communities nationwide aim to find homes for 10,000 animals during the two-day event. Each qualifying dog or cat that finds a new home generates a grant back to the adopting shelter ranging from $500 to $2,000; Maddie’s Fund® has earmarked $10 million for this year’s event.  

In preparation for the event, Valley Humane Society is seeking individuals and families who would be willing to foster animals in their home for approximately two weeks.  Interested parties should contact Operations Manager Yayoi DaCosta at (925) 426-8656. For more information, about the event or available animals, please visit www.valleyhumane.org or the Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days website at http://adopt.maddiesfund.org.  

Envisioning a world in which every animal is loved and every person knows the love of an animal, Valley Humane Society creates a brighter future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between people and pets.

Valley Humane Society rescues and rehabilitates companion animals, champions responsible caretaking, shares pets’ soothing affections with people in need of comfort, and supports and preserves existing pet-guardian relationships. Whether you’d like to adopt an animal, share your passion for pets, or meet like-minded people, Valley Humane Society is Your Means to a Friend™.

—Information provided by Valley Humane Society

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