|Adopt Love Adopt Local||Past Event
April 14, 2018
|Adopt Love Adopt Local is a one-day mega-adoption animal fair designed to help hundreds of our community's homeless pets find their forever homes. More than 30,000 pets enter our local shelters each year, but sadly all may not find a new home. Adopt Love Adopt Local, an initiative of the Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare (PAAW), aims to solve this issue by connecting adopters with a collaboration of local shelters and rescues to increase adoptions and awareness. Through research, education, and an annual, community-wide adoption event we intend for every displaced companion pet in our community, to have a happy, forever home.
Adoptions awareness in our community has increased substantially over the past ten years. Luckily with the backing of the community our two main, but separate animal shelters, Pima Animal Care Center and Humane Society of Southern Arizona, have increased their adoption rates well above the national averages. An integral part of saving all of these lives also comes from smaller, volunteer-based rescues. Without the help of our local rescue groups, animals with special needs may not get the aid they desperately require. Right now our community faces the monumental task of finding homes for all of these animals. With your help we certainly will be able to accomplish this task. Even if you cannot adopt, there are plenty of ways to help such as: volunteering, donating, or spreading the word about all the great work the organizations do in our neighborhoods everyday.