Santa Rosa County Animal Services will hold its 7th Annual Adopt-a-thon Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton. For this special event, there is no fee to adopt a cat or dog and a spay/neuter voucher will be provided at no cost for any unaltered animal. Attendees who wish to adopt a new pet and currently have pets at home should bring proof of rabies vaccination for each animal. Pets on leashes with a current rabies tag attached are welcome to attend. The opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. with Colors presented by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Whiting Division.
Contests will be held throughout the day:
- 10:30 a.m. – Best pet costume
- 11 a.m. – Best talent
- 11:30 a.m. – All bark & no bite talent show
- Noon – Dog & owner look-a-like
- 12:30 p.m. – Best of show
Free food, vendors, drawings and children’s activities will be offered during the adopt-a-thon including:
- Fire Safety prevention with Smokey Bear
- Meet and greet with Blue Wahoo’s Kazoo
- Home Depot kid’s workshop
- Hallelujah Hounds
- Bouncy house
- Cutest pet name, candy guess and color contests
The adopt-a-thon flyer is available here: http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/news/mediaroominfo/AdoptaThonFlyer.pdf. For more information call Santa Rosa County Animal Services at (850) 983-4680.