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Adopt a pet free June 1-2 in Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Looking for the perfect best friend? Adopt a playful dog or a curious cat during Maddies Pet Adoption Days — for free!

America’s biggest free pet adoption event happens only on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. As a community wide effort, Nevada Humane Society, SPCA of Northern Nevada, and Pet Network Humane Society hope to find loving homes for 250 animals. Every dog or cat will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. For every dog or cat that is adopted, Maddies Fund will make a generous donation to the adopting shelter to help save even more lives.

More than 200 shelters and rescue groups from eight communities across the nation will participate in the fourth annual Maddies Pet Adoption Days with a goal of finding loving homes for 5,000 homeless pets nation wide. The event will be held to increase awareness of homeless pets and honors the memory of the foundation’s namesake, a miniature Schnauzer named Maddie.

For a complete list of pet adoption locations and times, visit Adopt.MaddiesFund.org.

Maddie’s Fund, The Pet Rescue Foundation, is a family foundation which is funded by the founder of Workday and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie’s Fund is helping to create a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home. Maddie’s Fund is named after the family’s beloved miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.

Pet Network Humane Society is a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1991, located in Incline Village serving Nevada and California, including the Lake Tahoe area. Pet Network’s mission is to save healthy and adoptable animals from needless euthanasia through rescue, rehabilitation and humane education. Nevada Humane Society is a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1932. NHS is a no-kill organization with the goal of sustaining a no-kill community. NHS provides shelter to approximately 10,000 homeless pets each year, pet adoption services, low-cost spay/neuter assistance, and a free Animal Help Desk.

SPCA of Northern Nevada is a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1998 and is Reno’s original no-kill animal shelter. The SPCA’s mission is to be an innovative regional leader in responsible treatment of homeless cats and dogs, primarily through their rescue and placement in forever loving homes and by promoting spaying and neutering to control pet over-population.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 28, 2013 05:45PM Published May 28, 2013 04:40PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.