If you’re thinking about taking in a four-legged roommate, we’ve got a word for you: Adoptapalooza. That’s the name of an event held by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals that will bring 150 dogs and cats in need of adoption to Prospect Park tomorrow.
Similar adoption events have been held in Union Square, but this is the first one in Brooklyn. Over a dozen animal welfare groups will bring some of their available dogs and cats — and there may be a rabbit or two in the mix. All of them have been spayed or neutered. Adoption fees vary by group.
Aside from taking home a pet, visitors can buy a dog license from the city health department, get a free pet ID tag, have a free photo taken with their pet, get pointers from NYC Emergency Management on preparing for emergencies, and gather some free pet swag.
The free event is in Bartel Pritchard Square, at Prospect Park West and 15th Street on Saturday, August 1. It runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event website is here.
Photos via Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals; top photo by Carol Zytnik