On that day only, the Escondido Humane Society will be open for 12 hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adoption fees for all dogs and cats will be waived, and the first 25 adopters will receive goodie bags.
Activities are planned throughout the day, including Starbucks coffee at 8 a.m., activities for children, a pet disaster preparedness presentation at 11 a.m., an opportunity drawing, food from 4 to 8 p.m. and live music by Hot Pursuit Music Entertainment at 7 p.m. An R.S.V.P. to the pet disaster preparedness presentation is required to (760) 888-2242.
After the Furry Friendzy, adoption fees for all dogs and cats will be $25 throughout August, September and October.
The Escondido Humane Society is located at 3450 E. Valley Parkway. For more information on the challenge and upcoming specials and promotions, visit www.escondidohumanesociety.org, www.facebook.com/EscondidoHumaneSociety, or call (760) 888-2242.
About the ASPCA $100K Challenge: The Escondido Humane Society is the first and only shelter in San Diego County to compete in the ASPCA's $100K Challenge, a nationwide competition for animal shelters and their communities. From Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, the Escondido Humane Society will compete to find homes for 33 percent more cats and dogs than it did during the same period in 2011. EHS is competing against 49 shelters nationwide, and the organization that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during that period will receive a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to continue its lifesaving work.