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Meet Your Best Friend at The Detroit Zoo - Sat Sun May 2nd 3rd 2009

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is brought to you by the
Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Zoo

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and the Detroit Zoo will host the 17th annual spring “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo,” presented by Pedigree® Food for Dogs, on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and rabbits will be available for immediate adoption at the largest off-site adoption event in the country.

There is no charge for admission to the event or for parking.

Because puppies are often in high demand, “puppy passes” will be given each morning to the first 25 adoption event guests who are looking specifically to adopt a puppy. Those with puppy passes will be allowed to enter the adoption tents at 9:45 a.m., with the remainder of guests allowed to enter at 10 a.m. Doing so will prevent a “puppy rush” and ensure that all adopters - and the adoptable animals - will have a wonderful experience. A “get acquainted” area will be available to give guests an opportunity to spend time with an animal before adopting.

The participating organizations, in addition to the Michigan Humane Society, include: Adopt-A-Pet, Animal Rescue Connection, Animal Welfare Society, AuSable Valley Animal Shelter, Faerie Tales Cat Rescue, Feline Friends, Greater Hillsdale Humane Society, Home Fur-Ever, K-9 Stray Rescue, Last Chance for Animals, Metro Area Animal Adoption Association, Michigan Greyhound Connection, Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue, Midwest Small Breed Rescue, Oakland County Animal Care Center, Precious Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.), Roofs for Woofs Animal Rescue, Roscommon County Animal Shelter, Sanilac County Humane Society, Tigerlily Cat Rescue and WAG Animal Rescue.

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and not by event sponsors. Animals will be adopted only to qualified homes. Adopters must present a driver’s license or state ID card. All dogs and cats will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations. For health and safety reasons, please leave current companion animals at home.

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is presented by Pedigree® Food for Dogs and sponsored by Fetch Pet Care, PetSmart, Pet Suite Retreat, VCA Animal Hospitals and 104.3 WOMC.

The event will be held outdoors under tents in the Detroit Zoo front parking lot, located at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.

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