This weekend you can adopt cats and dogs for free, thanks to second annual Maddie Matchmaker Adoptathon.
All animal shelters and rescue organizations in Contra Costa and Alameda County's are offering free adoptions to qualified adoptors on Saturday and Sunday. Maddie’s Fund pays the shelters and rescue organizations for each adoption. The event is a fundraising opportunity for these organizations, it helps people find their best friends, and gets animals into loving homes where they belong.
Kelly Hancock, a volunteer at the Contra Costa Animal Shelter said about last year, “I was the volunteer that got the last dog adopted. It was a good feeling.” Last year all adoptable dogs and cats ready for adoption were adopted.
Dave Duffield is the founder of Maddie’s Foundation, who named the foundation after his family’s beloved Minature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997. For more information on the event, see their press release.
Below is a list of organizations participating in Contra Costa County. Make sure you check with the organization you are thinking of visiting for their hours.
Antioch Animal Shelter, Biff & Bark Foundation, Cat Support Network, Community Concern for Cats, Contra Costa Animal Services, Contra Costa Humane Society, Contra Costa SPCA, East Bay Animal Rescue and Refuge, Feral Cat Foundation, Golden State German Shepherd Rescue, Good Newz Pittie Pup Rescue, Great Kitty (and Doggy) Rescue of Rescue Alliance, H.A.L.O. (Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization), HARP (Homeless Animals Response Program), Hayflakes Sanctuary, Lucky Dog, Outcast Cat Help, Paw Printz Pitbull Rescue, Paws and Tails Rescue, Pets and Pals, Pomeranian Rescue Group, Safe Cat Foundation, Shake Wiggle N Roll, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), White Kitty Foundation.
Contra Costa Animal Services is located at 4800 Imhoff Place and is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Wednesday from 10:00am – 7:00pm.