Rescue groups will help you find love by adopting a dog for Valentine’s Day
The 12th annual Cupids & Canines MEGA Adoption Event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grossmont Center shopping center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa
More than two dozen animal rescue agencies and shelters will bring hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, turtles, tortoises and birds to the mall looking for prospective homes as part of the event put on by the San Diego Animal Support Foundation.
Participating rescue groups are:
- Animal Rescuers Without Borders
- Animal Welfare Foundation of San Diego
- Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego
- HEART of Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
- El Cajon Animal Shelter
- Friends of Cats, Inc.
- Frosted Faces Foundation
- Greyhound Adoption Center
- Happy Hearts GSD Rescue
- Holly’s Garden Rescue
- Humane Society de Tijuana
- It’s The Pits Dog Rescue
- Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue
- Last Chance at Life - All Breed Rescue and Adoptions
- Lionel’s Legacy
- No Wagging Tail Left Behind Animal Rescue
- Open Arms Rescue - San Diego
- Passion for Pitties
- Parrot Education and Adoption Center
- PAWS4thought Animal Rescue
- San Diego Spaniel Rescue
- San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society
- St. Pacos Second Chance Dog Rescue
- The Rescued Dog
- Volunteers For Indigent & Vulnerable Animals
Adoption fees will vary from one organization to the next, according to Darlene White, San Diego Animal Support Foundation spokeswoman.
White noted that the event is not a street fair.
The San Diego Animal Support Foundation hosts adoption events, provides spay/neuter funding to pet owners, maintains a network of nearly 40 local rescue agencies and animal shelters, and works on projects that benefit homeless animals. It relies on tax-deductible contributions from private donors.
SDASF is a private, nonprofit that works to improve the welfare of animals in underfunded local shelters and rescues. The foundation does not operate a shelter of its own, but acts as an umbrella organization to help existing shelters and foster agencies.
For more information on the event or the organization, go sdshelters.org or the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/SDShelters
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