SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) Looking for someone to keep you warm as the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop?
The NKUT Super Adoption continues at the Utah State Fairpark until 7 p.m. Sunday and both parking and admission are free.
Continuing the statewide No-Kill Utah (NKUT) campaign that was launched in the spring of 2014, the event is the 17th one held by Best Friends Animal Society. Held twice a year in the spring and fall, the event usually places over 400 animals and draws between 5,000 and 7,000 potential pet parents.
The Super Adoption is an important piece of the statewide NKUT campaign, which puts the animal welfare focus on increasing adoptions, reducing shelter intake through targeted spay/neuter services and saving community cats.
“We continue to be astounded by the progress each year toward making Utah a no-kill state,” said Arlyn Bradshaw, Best Friends-Utah executive director. “Our partnerships with rescue groups and shelters –along with individual Utahns’ responsible choices to adopt and spay/neuter — will ensure that we will remain on track to achieve our lifesaving goals.”
A national pioneer in the super adoption concept, Best Friends through the years has made it possible for organizations to bring to a large number of animals (typically 800 dogs and cats) from local and regional shelters and rescue groups.
Featured animals at this fall’s event range from Weber to Kanab and features an assortment of more than 800 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens of every breed, mix, age, color and size. The goal is to place at least 420 animals in loving, forever homes over weekend.
Adoption fees, starting at $25 for cats and $50 for dogs, are set by individual groups, with the fee paying for the fact that each animal is spayed/neutered, vaccinated and most are microchipped. Adopters also benefit from access to free samples and other goodies from the event’s sponsors.
FACES, the non-profit arm of SLCO Animal Services, is offering free microchips to those animals who do not already have them.
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