Pet adoption event to be held Saturday in Allen Park

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Anyone looking to add a furry companion to their family can visit a pet adoption event Saturday in Allen Park.

Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit will host a tented Adopt-a-Thon 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 in the parking lot of Home Depot in the Fairlane Green II shopping mall. This is the fourth year for the event.

The Dearborn Animal Shelter will have 50 or more animals available for adoption, including kittens, cats and dogs.

“Each year, we find that prospective adopters really appreciate the opportunity to see so many animals showcased under the tent, in an easily accessible place on a Saturday,” event organizers said in a statement. “It’s a completely different feel, they tell us, than seeing the adoptable animals while in the shelter.”

A second tented Adopt-A-Thon is scheduled for Aug. 13.

For information, call the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit at (313) 943-2697 or visit