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WCHS To Hold “March Madness” Adoption Event

(Bowling Green)—The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) is getting in the spirit of spring by hosting a “March Madness” adoption event this month. The event, which officially kicks off on Wednesday, March 11, will offer reduced adoption prices for select featured animals in an attempt to place as many current shelter residents as possible in their forever homes.

The WCHS March Madness adoption event is patterned on the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, which was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Like its namesake, the event will pit a number of animals—both cats and dogs—against one another in a head-to-head race to see which animals will be adopted the quickest. All dogs over one year old and all cats over the age of six months have been grouped, or bracketed, based on adoption fees. Prices will vary by bracket, but all featured animals will be offered at a pre-set reduced adoption fee of $4, $16, or $64.

To learn more about the event, community members are encouraged to stop by the shelter, located at 801 Van Camp Road in Bowling Green, on or after March 11. Hours of shelter operation are Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon until 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from noon until 4 p.m.

The Wood County Humane Society, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a full-service, no-kill shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. In addition, the organization assists Wood County residents with its Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. For information on adopting and/or volunteering, visit the WCHS’s website at:

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