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Fairfax Animal Shelter to Hold 'Mega-Match-a-Thon'

Shelter partners will seven area organizations to adopt out animals.

March madness will arrive at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter during a special Mega Match-a-thon. On Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, Fairfax County shelter dogs and cats will be available for adoption during a two-day adopt-a-thon spotlighting pet adoptions at the West Ox Road facility.

The Fairfax shelter will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The organization will also host a special Sunday opening for adoptions only at its West Ox Road facility from 11 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Adopters will receive $10 off the adoption fee for all adopted shelter cats during the Match-a-thon (Cat adoptions are typically $30). In addition, all cats and dogs will receive a free spay/neuter prior to being adopted. Dog adoptions for the special event will cost $40 and cat adoptions will be $20 (which includes the 10.00 discount).

The Mega Match-a-thon is part of a regional adoption initiative featuring animals from shelters in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. The event is sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  Available animals will be on view at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax, and at 71 Oglethorpe St., NW, Washington, D.C.

For more information, please contact the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at (703) 830-1100.

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