(Philadelphia) – Animal rescues, advocacy groups, pet professionals, and hundreds of adoptable animals will come together for With Love -Super Adoption Day, Sunday, May 22, noon – 4 p.m. at the Piazza at Schmidts (2nd and Germantown Ave.) Hosted by Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, this awareness event brings together dozens of animal welfare and rescue groups along with live music, food, and vendors selling unique products for people and pets. With Love Super Adoption Day is the largest adoption event in Philadelphia history.
This year’s theme is “Protect Your Pets,” with a focus on pet health insurance, microchipping, licensing, spay/neutering, and animal response. Activities for pet lovers include a fenced-in “Puppy Playground” hosted by Central Bark Doggie Daycare. Confirmed attendees include: The Humane Society of the United States, Philadelphia End Dog Fighting Campaign, Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA), Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Tails Magazine, Opportunity Barks, Boutique Fancy Fluff, Philly Pet Pages, Peace for Puppies, Prancing Paws Animal Rescue, Love Four Paws, City Kitties, Animal Farm Foundations, Pupcakes, Hand2Paw, Willow Street Pictures, Best Friends Pet Care, The Monster Minders, Bathtub Jungle, Lucky Dog Treat Company, Northeast Animal Rescue, Street Tails Animal Rescue, Canine Cancer Research USA, Tizzies Tags, Adopt a Boxer Rescue, Temple Cat, Need In Deed, and more.
Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of taxpayers and pet lovers who are committed to making Philadelphia a safe place for companion animals. Using political advocacy, grassroots efforts and humane education, CNKP works with elected officials, other non-profit groups, and the public to raise awareness about creating No-Kill model that will save the lives of the 10,000+ cats, dogs, and small animals that die each year in Philadelphia shelters.
The organization has successfully worked with the city of Philadelphia to improve its animal welfare practices including achieving a one million dollar increase in the animal control budget, transferring the city’s animal control contract to the managing director’s office, drafting of pet licensing legislation, and forming the Philadelphia Animal Advisory Committee. CNKP’s activities have also included organizing a petition drive to collect 10,000 signatures in support of No-Kill, running a humane education program to teach Philadelphia’s youth about caring and compassion for animals, raising thousands of dollars through fundraisers for homeless animals, and participating in various outreach events.
With current goals including making sure saving the lives of Philadelphia’s animals is on the agenda for the 2012 Mayoral Campaign, Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia continues in its mission to make Philadelphia a safe place for companion animals.
For more information about Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, please visit www.phillynokill.org.
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