Join the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for their Pet Adopt-a-thon and Be Kind to Animals Week.Rick Collard stopped by this morning, listen to the audio here;

April 30, 2012 – The Cheyenne Animal Shelter would like to invite the community to attend the Pet Adopt-a-thon starting Fri. May 4th, and the kick-off celebration to Be Kind to Animals Week at an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5th, at the shelter, 800 Southwest Drive.

The Pet Adopt-a-thon is an internationally recognized event that aims to promote the adoption of shelter pets rather that purchasing from a pet store. Lives can be saved when potential pet owners makes the choice to adopt a pet. The goal is to find as many permanent homes as possible for as many pets as possible. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter expects to have all adoptable animals at the shelter adopted over the Pet Adopt-a-thon

Be Kind to Animals Week is a national initiative to encourage support of something we should be doing every day of the year: being kind and treating animals with respect. The week is an opportunity for shelters and animal groups around the country to rally community support behind efforts to save and improve the lives of orphaned, neglected and abused pets in our own neighborhoods.

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is commemorating the week by holding a Pet Adopt-a-thon on Fri., May 4th, Sat., May 5th, Sun., May 6th with extended hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for adoption on those days and specials and events through Sat., May 12th. Our official kick-off will start at 10 a.m. on Sat, May 5th , with an open house and activities at the shelter, including a microchip clinic from 10 AM to 2PM, a proclamation by Mayor Rick Kaysen, clown making balloon animals, a Blessing of the Animals by the Rev. Rick Veit, pet reiki by Yoga Zion Studios and the fantastic adoptable dogs and cats at the shelter.

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Contact:

Lindsey Taylor: 307-632-6655 ext. 28 or 307-286-0840 (cell)
Rick Collord: 307-286-3402

“The mission of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is to enhance the quality of life for animals and people through compassion, respect and education.”