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Adopt a New Furry Friend at Best Friends NKUT Super Adoption

Adopt a furry friend at Best Friends NKUT Super Adoption event.

Best Friends NKUT Super Adoption Has a New Home.

Spring has sprung, and there’s no better time to welcome a fresh furry face into your family. A fabulous new friend will be waiting to meet you, April 28 and 29 at the Best Friends NKUT Super Adoption, presented by BOBS from Skechers®. Hours are Friday, April 28 noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Parking and admission are free.

The biggest news, besides hundreds of happy, furry friends, is that the event will be in a brand new location: the Legacy Events Center in Davis County. It’s incredibly convenient to get to — just off I-15 (Lagoon Exit) and Highway 89. There’s a nearby FrontRunner stop at Farmington Station, and UTA is pet friendly. This beautiful space should be just the right one to match hundreds of homeless pets with their new families.

The new location is only 15 minutes from downtown SLC and 10 minutes from the previous location and there’s a Petco nearby for essential supplies for your new pet. This is the first time in nearly 20 years that the event has been held outside of Salt Lake City.

Adoption fees start at $25 for cats and $50 for dogs and are set by individual groups. Each animal is spayed/neutered, vaccinated and most are microchipped. Free microchips are available onsite for those who are not already chipped.

Beyond all the adorable adoptables this weekend, there will be additional services and activities, including: Hands-on pet toy making for children from Kids4Pets, “Soft paws” nail tips for adopted cats and information on alternatives to declawing from Paw Project Utah and Davis County will offer microchipping and licensing.

Continuing the momentum of the statewide No-Kill Utah (NKUT) campaign, launched in the spring of 2014, pet lovers from throughout northern Utah will flock to Farmington for this bi-annual event held for its 18th year by Best Friends Animal Society. Each Super Adoption places an average of 400 animals in forever homes and draws between 5,000 and 7,000 potential pet parents.

As many as two dozen NKUT coalition shelters and rescue groups will be bringing adorable animals for adoption from all over the state. Animals will come from as far north as Weber and Davis Counties, and from as far south as Kanab—an amazing assortment of nearly 700 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens of every breed, mix, age, color and size. The goal is to save at least 490 lives through adoption and rescue during the event.

Don’t miss this event that represents a key element in the effort to make Utah a no-kill state by 2019. It’s fun for the whole family, and who knows, by the time you return home, your family may even have grown by one (or two!).

EVENT: Best Friends NKUT Super Adoption
DATES: April 28 from noon to 7 p.m. and April 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Legacy Events Center, 151 S 1100 W, Farmington, UT 84025
COST: FREE to attend


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