According to the ASPCA more than 650 dogs and cats were adopted from the Joplin Humane Society on Saturday and Sunday at the special Adopt-a-thon held for the homeless pets that survived the devastating tornado that hit Joplin on May 22.
The event offered people the chance to adopt a dog or cat without the usual adoption fees. Over 5,700 people from 24 different states attended during the two day event. On Saturday 426 pets were adopted. On Sunday another 234 found homes.
If you couldn't attend the Adopt-a-thon, but would still like to adopt a pet, there are still a few that did not find homes. In addition, another 200 pets, including newborns and injured animals, will become available for adoption in the coming weeks.
The Joplin Humane Society will continue to offer free adoption of these animals through July 9. All pets are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and come with a free ID tag
Visit the Joplin Humane Society website for more information. You'll find photographs and detailed information of some of the special needs dogs that are available for adoption. Please note that you will need to complete an online adoption application and specify which animal you are interested in adopting.
I must note here the good news that a couple of these pets were returned to their owners in the past day!