Press Release: Animal Services and Community Partners Host Volunteer and Adoption Event

Volunteers Needed to Sign Up to Help Walk Every Adoptable Dog at the El Paso Animal Services Center


WHAT:        Mutt-A-Thon Challenge Volunteer & Adoption Event : Free pet adoptions for all shelter pets, and volunteer event to walk all adoptable dogs at the shelter

WHEN:        8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022

WHERE:      El Paso Animal Services Center, 5001 Fred Wilson

The City of El Paso Animal Services and its community partners, Rescue Runners 915, are hosting another joint ‘Mutt-A-Thon’ volunteer and adoption event to give every dog a break from their kennel, showcase them for adoption, and promote volunteering at the Animal Services Center.

With over 700 dogs currently waiting for forever homes at the shelter, the effort to walk every adoptable dog in one day will require a lot of support from the community. This event is a great opportunity to learn about volunteering at the shelter, while also providing much-needed love and attention to our shelter pets, giving them a break from their kennel, and helping them find a loving family.

The community is encouraged to sign up for a walking shift by visiting Runners and walkers can sign up for as many time slots as they would like. Children under 18 years of age can walk dogs with a parent or guardian. All volunteer participants will receive refreshments, raffle entry for prizes and a ‘Mutt-A-Thon Finisher’ photo with their running buddy.

This event is also in conjunction with the month-long ‘Clear the Shelters’ adoption promotion, which ends next week. El Paso Animal Services will be expanding adoption hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to find as many forever homes for the hundreds of pets at the shelter as possible. All adoptions will include the pet’s spay/neuter procedure, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations and city license.


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