Mega pet adoption runs all weekend at fairgrounds

Cat ready for adoption at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Saturday, June 22, 2019. (WTHR/Jim Johnston)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - If you are in the market for a dog or a cat, you need to be at the State Fairgrounds this weekend for the Mega Adoption Event.

Shelters from all across Indiana bring adoptable animals for one stop shopping for prospective families.

"We are hoping this is going to be a lucky day to go home," Cathi Eagan said Saturday when the event kicked off.

That is the hope for all of the dogs eagerly waiting for a new home. Eagan, from the White River Humane Society in Bedford, is hoping dogs like Abre find a forever home.

"There are so many different dogs...a variety of dogs from different shelters. It's a great opportunity to come and meet the dogs and take one home," she continued.

It's a chance for the dogs to put their best paw forward.

"A cause for paws," as the banner says.

Diane Saari, from the Southside Animal Shelter, likes to decorate her area in the cat wing, "Just because I like to do something different to attract people."

She may not need the adornments because cats wrestling each other is probably cute enough.

She brought ten cats and five dogs, and hopes to leave with none by Sunday afternoon, when the event concludes.

She says the event which has been going on for at least five years, and has adopted out some 7,000 animals.

"This is Elvis Purrsly," she said and she opened a cage door to pull out one of her cats.

"Sunday is cat day. Saturday is dog day," Saari rationalized, speculating that cat people wait until all the dogs are gone so they don't have to listen to all the barking.

Doors open at 1 p.m. and close at 6 p.m.