MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you were planning on adopting a new ‘furry friend’ at Saturday’s ASPCA Mega-Match Adopt-A-Thon at Tropical Park but got rained out, don’t worry you still have time.
More than 3000 people, including families with children and their pets visited the event and more than 250 pets found homes in one day.READ MORE: Florida City FEMA-Run Site Clearing Up Vaccination Frustration Issues
Despite a severe storm that took place in the afternoon, people were not giving up on the opportunity to take home a new friend and the event continued on till midnight.READ MORE: Fight Over Marijuana Turned Deadly In SW Dade Home
Unfortunately, due to the very strong rain, the tent of the Humane Society of Greater Miami was severely flooded and the animals had to be taken away to safety.MORE NEWS: AAA: Florida Gas Prices Rise Again
To help those who missed out, the event will continue Sunday at the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s shelter at 16101 West Dixie Highway in North Miami Beach until 7:00pm. During the event, adoption fees have been lowered; dogs will be adopted from $30 to $70 and cats from $25 to $35. The Humane Society will also be waiving some pet fees. Their goal is to empty the shelter by the end of the weekend!