WICHITA — At 11 a.m. Friday, the Kansas Humane Society opens its doors to what officials are calling the biggest adoption event in the history of the organization.
It's a 24-hour Adopt-a-thon. Doors will remain open until 200 pets have found new homes. The adoption fees are 50 percent off, and every person who adopts is automatically entered into a contest to win a free iPad.
Other events during the Adopt-a-thon include a Splurge! Night on Friday at $10 per person. The event includes beer and margaritas from House of Schwan and live music by Women Without Purses. A Wii Tournament is scheduled for 10 p.m.
On Saturday, participants are invited to a pancake and sausage breakfast with Chris Cakes from 8 to 10 a.m. at $5 per person; and, at 4 p.m. an Ice Cream Social with Freddy's Frozen Custard at $3 per person.
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The Kansas Humane Society is the only society in Kansas that is participating in the nationwide ASPCA's $100K Adoption Challenge. Forty-six other animal shelters across the nation are participating in the event. The shelter that adopts out the most animals during August through October receives a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA.
For more information about the Adopt-a-thon or about the Kansas Humane Society, go to www.kshumane.org.