This past weekend, June 9 and 10, for the third exciting year in a row, Oakland Animal Services participated in the Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon. The brainchild of Dave and Cheryl Duffield of the animal foundation Maddie’s Fund, this massive adoption event takes place over two days each year, putting animals into the homes of qualified adopters for no cost and giving the sponsoring animal group a generous donation—all with the intent of helping create a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home.
So after two days, with a total of 15 hours, more than 75 volunteers, a devoted staff, many friends and supporters—and the help of Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon—OAS is pleased to announce that we’ve adopted out 125 animals—cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies. Happily, the list of “former OAS residents” includes some of our long-term animals such as cats Zorba and Rhea, and dogs Gus, Vanilla, and our longest-term resident, Katy Perry.
OAS staff and volunteers are pleased with the success of the event, not only because we’ve outdone our previous years’ successes but also because, through the efforts of so many, another 125 animals have found new homes and new chances . . . and the donations earned from Maddie’s Fund will go a long way to helping feed and maintain the health of many other animals who pass through OAS in the hope of finding a home of their own, too. Each and every person who contributed made this weekend the huge, heartwarming success it was. We simply could not have staged such a big event without the contributions of so many.
Thank you to everyone for another spectacularly successful Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon!