A fun weekend event encourages those considering pet adoption to do it now


ABQ Animal Welfare and Animal Humane are teaming up in an effort to reduce the homeless pet population and encourage pet adoption by loving families.

The City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department (AWD) and Animal Humane New Mexico are hosting a large-scale joint adoption event on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 across six locations. Through a grant awarded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Albuquerque’s ASPCA Community Partnership was created to increase pet adoptions and decrease owned animal surrenders city-wide.

With the goal of increasing shelter pet adoptions in 2018, AWD and Animal Humane will host a two-day, casino-themed adoption event called Take a Chance on Love. Pets will be available for a discounted adoption fee ranging from $5-$20. Adopters can spin the wheel, roll the dice or pick a scratcher to reveal their mystery adoption fee! All adoptions will include the pet’s necessary vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip and registration. Visit one of the six adoption locations across the city and place your bet on an adoptable pet when you Take a Chance on Love.

Albuquerque Animal Welfare Eastside Shelter

8920 Lomas Blvd. NE

June 9, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

June 10, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Albuquerque Animal Welfare Westside Shelter

11800 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW

June 10, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

June 9, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Lucky Paws Everyday Adoption Center

Coronado Center PetSmart

6600 Menaul Blvd. NE 350 Eubank Blvd. NE

June 9, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. June 9, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

June 10, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. June 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Animal Humane New Mexico

Main Campus

615 Virginia St. SE

June 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

June 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Animal Humane New Mexico Westside Adoption Center

10141 Coors Blvd. NW

June 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

June 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the ABQ AWD website.

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