BOSTON and Centerville, Mass. Sept. 8, 2015 – Officers with the Yarmouth Police Department will join forces with adoption center staffers on Saturday, Sept. 12 to place as many rescue pets into loving homes as possible, the MSPCA-Cape Cod announced today.
The event, dubbed “Adopt with a Cop,” takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Department’s headquarters located at 340 Higgins Crowell Road in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
There is no registration required and members of the community are encouraged to attend the event, which will be held inside the headquarters’ law enforcement training center community room.
The goal, according to organizers, is to adopt out all of the cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs who will visit the police station that day.
“We’re thrilled to host this one-of-a-kind promotion at our headquarters because we see every day the positive impact that owning pets has on individuals and families in our community,” said Deputy Chief of Police Steven Xiarhos. “Plus many of our officers and their families have pets—so it’s a thrill for us to play a role in helping others find the right pet for them.”
Up close in Personal with Cops… and Pets!
The partnership between the Yarmouth Police and the MSPCA-Cape Cod sprung from the two organization’s joint endeavors to create a more just and compassionate society—for humans and animals alike.
Mary Sarah Fairweather, director of the MSPCA-Cape Cod, said the event would shine a much-needed spotlight on the issue of companion animal homelessness on Cape Cod. “We’re still living in a world where there isn’t a home for every animal that needs one—so it’s essential that we get our message of ‘adopt don’t buy’ out in increasingly innovative ways,” she said.
The MSPCA-Angell’s three state-wide animal care and adoption centers take in, and place into new homes, thousands of homeless dogs, cats and other animals every year.