Help save lives at 5th annual Adoptathon

Help save lives at 5th annual Adoptathon

Beaumont Animal Services needs your help in saving lives. Come out to the Animal Shelter, located at 1884 Pine St. in Beaumont, this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon until 4:00 p.m. to adopt an animal and save a life during Beaumont Animal Services’ 5th annual Adoptathon. Not only will there be animals for adoption, but there will also be face painting, giveaways, and the Chick-Fil-A Cow.

This year’s Adoptathon coincides with the Kick-Off of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Shelter Challenge, which begins June 1 and runs through August 31. Beaumont Animal Services is one of only 50 Shelters from across the country competing for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including the grand prize of $100,000.

The 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100k Shelter Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters and their communities aimed at getting more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before.

This is Beaumont Animal Services 2nd year in a row to be in the competition, finishing 32nd out of 50 Shelters last year. This year the divisions are reorganized more evenly, with shelters competing against other shelters their own size.

“Last year the community voted us into the competition and we did amazing, considering we were going up against some really large shelters like San Antonio, last year’s grand prize winner. This year we are excited to only be competing against shelters our own size, but we still need the community's support through the three months of competition,” states Matthew Fortenberry, manager of Animal Services.

There will be adoption events and specials throughout the full three months of the competition. The public is also invited to keep up with the Animal Services and their progress in the competition via their Facebook page.