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Big pet adoption event this weekend


This just in: The SPCA of Connecticut is presenting the Northeast’s largest pet adoption event taking place this Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2 at the Connecticut Expo Center, 265 Reverend Moody Overpass, Hartford, CT. Produced by the SPCA of Connecticut, Monroe, CT, the “Shelter Dogs Rock” pet adoption show is expected to find homes for over 600 homeless puppies, purebreds, mixes, small dogs, family dogs and kittens. Over 130 booths with pet related merchants and professionals offering goods and services will be present along with food, refreshments and entertainment offerings.

The “Shelter Dogs Rock” pet adoption show will take place on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 2, 2010. Admission for adults is $10, kids $5 (12 years old & under), seniors $5 and parking $5.

“We are actually gathering puppies and dogs of all types and ages from shelters throughout the east coast. We are also expecting individuals and families to attend our event from Maine down to Virginia. Already, we have over 100 applicants who have pre-registered for the event via our Web site at www.scpact.org,” said Fred Acker, director, SPCA of Connecticut.

“This will definitely be one of the region’s largest pet adoption events ever. There will be something of interest at the show to every pet lover. I just hope all of these pets will be adopted. We are very honored to be one of the major sponsors of this important event,” said Debbie Lombardi, president, Barter Business Unlimited. “Some of the proceeds from the show will help to develop the SPCA of Connecticut’s future new 26,000 sq. ft. home in Waterbury, CT.”

The SPCA of Connecticut is presently located at 359 Spring Hill Road, Monroe, CT, 06468. For more information about the SPCA of Connecticut, pet adoption show along with valuable sponsorship and booth information, visit www.shelterpetexpo.com, www.scpact.org, e-mail tsvsi@aol.com or call (203) 445-9978.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 4:21 pm by Laurel Babcock. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Animal care, Animal rescue, Animal safety, Cats, Dogs



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Laurel Babcock is the Community Life editor for The Journal News, Express Publications and LoHud.com. She grew up with a beloved mutt and was surrounded by dogs into young adulthood. She liked cats enough, but didn't really think of them as true pets. That changed when her brother brought an abandoned 4-week-old kitty into the family, dooming us all. Laurel currently serves as staff for two completely adored cats, Stanley and Cup, both girls.


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