Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society to host pet adoption event on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society to host pet adoption event on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Meet your new best friend just outside the Zoo on April 28.

Atlanta, GA, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Atlanta’s oldest cultural destination and Atlanta’s oldest private charitable organization team up where their missions meet – a commitment to animals – at ZooPaws hosted by Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The community-focused pet adoption event will take place in Grant Park, just outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

ZooPaws is back for a second year after more than 50 dogs found forever homes in 2017. The Atlanta Humane Society and other local adoption agencies will be on hand with a large variety of adult dogs and puppies in need of loving and responsible homes.

“Zoo Atlanta is excited to join the Atlanta Humane Society for a second-annual pet adoption event,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO, Zoo Atlanta. “As an advocate of the superior stewardship and conservation of all species of wildlife, the Zoo welcomes every opportunity to encourage responsible pet ownership. ZooPaws is an especially rewarding opportunity for us to make a positive impact on the lives of these deserving animals.”

In addition to meeting a new best friend, families will also enjoy kid-friendly activities, food trucks and special Zoo Atlanta incentives for adoptive families. Local boutique, boarding and pet-wellness vendors will also be on site. There is no charge to attend the event.

“The Atlanta Humane Society is thrilled to host ZooPaws with Zoo Atlanta again this year, and we are looking forward to helping as many animals find forever homes as possible,” said Christina Hill, Director of Marketing and Communications, Atlanta Humane Society. “ZooPaws is an incredible community event that brings animal lovers and animal welfare agencies from all over the metro Atlanta area together to find loving homes for animals in need. We can’t wait to see how many lucky pups find love on April 28!”

Pets are not permitted inside Zoo Atlanta with the exception of service animals, and for health and safety reasons, personal pets will not be permitted inside the ZooPaws event. The Atlanta Humane Society will facilitate meet-and-greets, outside the designated event space, for guests interested in introducing a personal pet to a potential adoptee. Adoption fees and policies will be stipulated by the Atlanta Humane Society and each participating adoption agency.

To learn more, visit us here and atlantahumane.org. ZooPaws is a rain-or-shine event.


Rachel Davis
Director of Communications, Zoo Atlanta
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell

Christina Hill
Director of Marketing and Communications, Atlanta Humane Society
770.312.7589 – office

About Zoo Atlanta 
Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Zoo highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, a set of twins born to Lun Lun on September 3, 2016; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, is the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. The Zoo’s newest experience, Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente, opened in March 2017. Up-close-and-personal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, African lions, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas and lemurs. Zoo Atlanta is open year-round with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife presentations, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

About the Atlanta Humane Society 
The Atlanta Humane Society is the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873. Each year, more than 30,000 animals are served by the Atlanta Humane Society through programs and services such as spay/neuter, adoption, and veterinary care. It is the mission of the Atlanta Humane Society to prevent neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society. For more, visit atlantahumane.org.

SOURCE: Zoo Atlanta