Central Missouri Humane Society hosts animal adoption events in Columbia

Friday, August 19, 2011 | 6:34 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Central Missouri Humane Society will be holding several adoption events at three locations in Columbia from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Adoption locations will be at PetSmart, Lizzi and Rocco’s Natural Pet Market and the Central Missouri Humane Society. Pets will be discounted by $20, and animals 5 years and older will be free, said Allison Brown, the shelter relations coordinator for the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Saturday’s adoption campaign is coordinated with International Homeless Animal Day, which was started by animal rights activists in 1992. Every year on the third Saturday in August, animal groups throughout the country host candlelight vigils and other activities to raise awareness for homeless pets.

Brown said the shelter wanted to get involved in International Homeless Animal Day to draw more attention to mid-Missouri's homeless pet population.

Dogs and cats will be available for adoption at all locations Saturday, Brown said.

“We have whatever people drop off at the shelter,” Brown said — that includes rats, ferrets, guinea pigs, birds and reptiles.

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