More Than 50 Adoptable Animals Find Homes During City's Responsible Pet Ownership Event
By Carol Weemes, Arlington Animal Services
Posted on August 20, 2019, August 20, 2019

Community partners joined Arlington Animal Services on Saturday, Aug. 17 in a day of festivities with the goal of uniting shelter animals with responsible pet owners. Personal shoppers greeted and escorted prospective pet parents through the adoption mall in search of a perfect companion to fit with lifestyles and personalities. The outcome was 51 shelter pets finding forever homes.

An estimated 500 people attended the event, with many intimate moments experienced as new pet owners began bonding with their newfound companions. Each animal adoption included spay or neuter, rabies vaccine, microchip and an assortment of gift choices for new pet owners provided by community partners. Adopted pets posed for a picture with their new families to have a keepsake of their bright new beginning, compliments of Roderick Cordova Photography.

Click here to see more photos from the 2019 Responsible Pet Ownership Day event.

District 2 Council member Sheri Capehart read a proclamation, signed by Mayor Jeff Williams, announcing Aug. 17 as Responsible Pet Ownership Day during the event. Capehart, a steadfast animal advocate, served as Mayor Pro Tempore from 2015 to 2018.

Lines formed early for free and low-cost pet vaccinations, microchips, and heartworm tests provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP). The event also featured cooling misters, kiddie swimming pools, and water for visiting animals (and people) to help keep everyone more comfortable while outdoors.

Special appreciation to all community partners and vendors that participated in Responsible Pet Ownership Day, and to everyone that provided an adoptable pet a home with filled with love, care, and affection.

Click here to see a list of adoptable pets.

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