Animal Adoption – Working Together, Saving Lives

DC Metro No More Homeless Pets is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that focuses on adoption, spay/neuter and humane education programs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The organization brings together a coalition of animal shelters, rescue organizations, individuals, businesses and community leaders in a collaborative community effort to promote proactive policies and actions in support of homeless animals. Together, we are working toward a day when there are no more homeless pets.

At our second Adopt-a-thon in May, more than 4,700 people dropped by Fairfax Corner in Fairfax, Va. to meet hundreds of animals available for adoption. As a result, 127 animals found new homes! Cats, dogs and even a rabbit were adopted through this fun, large-scale adoption event held in May.

At our first Adopt-a-thon held in September 2004, 100 animals found new homes and countless members of the public got a glimpse of the many wonderful animals available for adoption in our local shelters and rescues.

Still a young and growing organization, DC Metro No More Homeless Pets has accomplished a lot in its first two years:

DC Metro No More Homeless Pets participated in National Feral Cat Day in October 2004 and delivered hundreds of pounds of cat food to a feral cat organization in Maryland. The organization also introduced several shelters and rescue organizations to Home for the Holidays, encouraging adopters to visit their local shelter or rescue organization to adopt a pet during the holiday season.

Members of the organization participated in the “Adopt a Shelter Pet Doggie Drill Team” as part of the Falls Church, VA, Memorial Day Parade in May 2005 to encourage shelter and rescue pet adoptions, and the organization also participated in Spay Day D.C. in 2004 and 2005.

In January 2005, we held a welcome reception for the new director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, inviting rescue organizations to learn more about how they can work with the shelter and form life-saving partnerships.

DC Metro No More Homeless Pets is part of a national effort to end pet homelessness by employing proven spay/neuter and adoption methods.

For more information about DC Metro No More Homeless Pets or to learn how you can become a volunteer, visit www. or call (703) 780-9424.

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