Best Friends Animal Society Promotion Offers Coast-to-Coast $16 Pet Adoptions March 28-29
KANAB, UT — March is upon us, and that can mean only one thing to college basketball fans … let the madness begin!
According to the NCAA, an estimated 181 million people tune in to March Madness. And a 2014 MSN survey indicated that as many as 50 million people participate in office pools. That adds up to a big investment in TV time, workplace wagering, snack snarfing and beer buying.
What if even a fraction of those folks decided to put a little of that money and energy into adopting a basketball buddy during the tournament? Best Friends Animal Society points out that thousands of lives would be saved, and a lot of furry fans would score new people with whom they’d share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.
“Pets can lower blood-pressure, reduce anxiety, and provide loyal companionship, so what better time to adopt a dog or cat than during a nerve-racking basketball tournament?” said Gregory Castle, chief executive officer for Best Friends Animal Society.
To help entice adoptions, Best Friends Animal Society is offering $16 pet adoptions during the “Sweet 16” promotion, March 28-29 at its adoption centers in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and at a pop-up adoption event in New York City.
Still not sure this is the best time to adopt a dog or cat? Best Friends offers Sweet 16 reasons that a new adopted pet is the perfect companion for March Madness.
So don’t wait for the Elite Eight or the Final Four to find your new four-legged friend. Check out your local shelters and rescue groups to find the perfect pet, or go online to www.bestfriends.org/goadopt.
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.
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