On Saturday, October 15, Mars Petcare US will host the third annual Mars Petcare Adoption Fair in partnership with 25 breed rescues and animal shelters from surrounding counties. The event is Middle Tennessee’s largest pet adoption fair and will be held at Mars Petcare US headquarters from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m at 315 Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin.
The Mars Petcare Adoption Fair is a free event featuring over 180 local dogs and cats for adoption, free food and drinks, activities for the entire family, music and raffle prizes. Bestselling author and nationally syndicated celebrity pet expert Harrison Forbes will be available for adoption advice as well as Mars Petcare’s nutritionist, Dr. Tiffany Bierer, seen nationally on Animal Planet’s TV show Dogs 101.
“There’s something powerful about inviting a homeless pet into your family,” said Luc Mongeau, president, Mars Petcare US. “This event will be fun for everyone, but most importantly, it will be a life changing second chance for many local dogs and cats.”
With an estimated eight million dogs and cats entering shelters and rescues each year, it’s important for potential pet parents to ask the proper questions when considering adoption. In addition to the on-site experts, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, MARS VETERINARY®, American Kennel Club, PetSmart and many others will be available to educate new parents and answer questions about the rewards and expectations associated with a successful pet adoption. To celebrate, Mars Petcare US will give each new pet parent a three-month supply either PEDIGREE® food for dogs or WHISKAS® food for cats with their adoption during the event.
“Even if you are not looking to adopt, you should bring your tail-wagging family members along to enjoy the activities,” said Judy Ladebauche, executive director, Metro Animal Control. “Coming together to recognize the hard work by our local breed rescues and animal shelters is a great way to show your support.”
Last year’s event found loving homes for 62 homeless pets in Middle Tennessee.
For more info, call (888) 607-4798.