FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4 news) The annual Best Friends NKUT Super Adoption was held this weekend in Farmington, giving hundreds of animals new homes.
Nearly 400 animals received happy new homes, including 300 dogs, 90 cats and two bunnies during the event held Friday and Saturday at the Legacy Events Center in Davis County.
Adoption fees started at $25 for cats and $50 for dogs. Each animal offered for adoption is spayed or neutered, vaccinated and most are microchipped.
For those not already chipped, Davis County offered chipping for free during the event.
Besides searching for the perfect pet, the event offered other events such as hands-on pet toy making for children from Kids4Pets, “Soft paws” nail tips for adopted cats and information on alternatives to declawing from Paw Project Utah.
This year’s event featured animals were from as far north as Weber and Davis Counties, and from as far south as Kanab.
The event is held to support the concept that potential pet parents can find a wonderful animal without supporting the puppy mill industry. Instead, they can find just the right adoptable pet-including dozens of small breed dogs and purebreds through shelters.
Best Friends debuted its new branded MINI at the Super Adoption. MINI has been supporting Best Friends lifesaving work since 2013 as a Strut Your Mutt sponsor and charitable partner. In 2016, MINI donated vehicles to Best Friends’ program cities in Los Angeles and New York, and in 2017 they expanded that support to include cars for Salt Lake City and Atlanta.