Wayside Waifs plans to offer adoptions for 24 hours straight next weekend as part of its entry in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 challenge.
The no-kill pet shelter is one of 50 shelters across the U.S. chosen to take part in the competition, which is aimed at getting more animals adopted or returned to their owners from June 1 through Aug. 31.
The shelter is charging $25 for adoptions, with the fee for a second adoption waived. The “Adopt-Around-the-Clock” event will start at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and end at midnight.
Wayside Waifs interim president Ellen Hanson says the group's goal is to find homes for 1,831 animals by Aug. 31. She says Saturday's event is one of several adoption events planned during the contest period.