Well, this news was simply too cute to pass up…
We all know sports teams have been welcoming fan cutouts in lieu of real-life attendees during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Tennessee Titans are going above and beyond.
As the first team in the league to do so, the Titans will welcome adoptable dogs and cats as fan cutouts throughout the stands at Nissan Stadium to encourage pet adoption during Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS 12th annual Adoption Weekend.
This year, the event will be held virtually during Adopt a Shelter Pet Month on October 17-18 and will include shelters across BETTER CITIES FOR PETS certified cities in Middle Tennessee and Houston. As part of Adoption Weekend, Mars Petcare will cover up to $100,000 in adoption fees.
Joining in to support this year’s event is Mars Petcare partner, the Tennessee Titans, who are promoting the importance of pet adoption to find loving homes for hundreds of pets in their hometown. To help facilitate the adoption of pets in both participating cities, the Tennessee Titans are placing 200 cutouts of adoptable dogs and cats in the stadium for the Oct. 18 game against the Houston Texans. Viewers will be able to see these pets in the stands, and you can click here to sign up for the Zoom session to meet these adoptable pets.
The Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS Adoption Weekend will be hosted virtually via Zoom on Saturday (Oct. 17) and Sunday (Oct. 18) to promote a safe and contact-free process. The event will include both dogs and cats available for adoption. Participating shelters include:
- Friends for Life Animal Shelter – Houston, TX
- Houston Humane Society – Houston, TX
- Metro Animal Care and Control – Nashville, TN
- Nashville Humane Association – Nashville, TN
- Williamson County Animal Center – Franklin, TN
So, after watching the Titans game and picking out some adorable new family members in the stands, head to the link (here it is again) to give a pet in need a new home.
Beyond Adoption Weekend, Mars Petcare is continuing to work with cities and government to help enable people to enjoy the many benefits of pet ownership by advocating for pet-friendly cities, including affordable pet-friendly housing. For more information on the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program, visit: www.bettercitiesforpets.com.
The information contained in this post was provided via press release from Mars Petcare.