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(Detroit Zoo Press Release, Aug. 27, 2015)
The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 30 local animal welfare organizations, will host the fall 2015 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, Sept. 18, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption to loving homes at one of the nation’s largest off-site companion animal adoption events.
Presented by Purina, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo will be held outdoors under tents in Reid_Sally_115the Detroit Zoo’s front parking lot beneath the landmark water tower. There is no charge for admission or parking for adoption event guests; regular admission and parking fees apply for those visiting the Zoo.
Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating animal welfare group. Adopters must present a valid driver’s license or state ID card. All animals will have received a medical checkup and age-appropriate vaccinations. A “get-acquainted” area will be available to provide guests an opportunity to spend time with an animal before adopting. For health and safety reasons, all current companion animals should be left at home.
Last year, the fall Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo event found homes for 624 animals. Since the event’s inception in 1993, more than 21,000 dogs, cats and rabbits have been placed into steele lindbloom adnew homes at the spring and fall events.
Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is also supported by Genisys Credit Union, PetSmart and PetSmart Charities.
The Detroit Zoological Society – a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo – is recognized as a leader in conservation, animal welfare and sustainability as well as providing sanctuary for animals in need of rescue. With an annual regional economic impact of more than $100 million, the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is one of Michigan’s largest paid family attractions, hosting more than 1.3 million visitors annually. Its 125 acres of award-winning naturalistic habitats are home to 2,500 animals representing 270 species. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit and provides year-round educational, recreational and environmental conservation opportunities for the community. For hours, prices, directions and other information, call 248-541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.