Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo

Michigan Humane Society

By Jeffrey Buck

Looking to adopt a new family pet? Then get over to the Detroit Zoo this weekend! Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption to loving homes at the nation’s largest off-site companion animal adoption event.

The event is free to attend (regular admission prices will still apply for those visiting the zoo) and will be held in the front parking lot under the iconic water tower. Special appearances by Detroit Zoo mascots Junior Z and the Zooper Heroes will be made between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Here are the details:

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The front parking lot of the Detroit Zoo (Under water tower)

Who: Over 20 local animal welfare organizations

Because puppies are often in high demand, “puppy passes” will be given each morning to the first 25 adoption event guests who are looking specifically to adopt a puppy. Those with puppy passes will be allowed to enter the adoption tents at 9:45 a.m., with the remainder of guests allowed to enter at 10 a.m.

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group. Adopters must present a valid driver’s license or state ID card. All animals will have received a medical checkup and age-appropriate vaccinations. A “get-acquainted” area will be available to provide guests an opportunity to spend time with an animal before adopting. For health and safety reasons, all current companion animals should be left at home.


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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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