AKRON, Ohio — More than 100 pets were adopted during the 18th Annual Pet Expo at Akron’s Hardesty Park.
The yearly event hosted by Rubber City Radio Group took place Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The pet-friendly expo featured more than 40 shelters and rescues from across Northeast Ohio including the Humane Society of Summit County, Pay It Forward for Pets and Rose’s Rescue.
Attendees were encouraged to bring their pets and walk around the park while looking at the adoptable animals, which ranged from cats and dogs to reptiles and skunks.
94.9 WQMX, 1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE and 107.3 The Wave accepted donations in their “Stuff the Van” charity, which collected food, supplies and funds for local shelters in the area.
The Akron Police Department attended the adoption event and brought along their K-9 Division, showing off the training the dogs go through and demonstrating their skills and commands.
Logan Rice, Promotions Director at 107.3 The Wave, said the event is a success as long as they can help even one animal, but they reach much higher numbers than that.
“We’re in our 18th year and we’ve been able to find thousands of homes for these animals in need,” Rice said.
The shelters and rescues at the expo reported that a total of 111 pets were adopted during the six-hour event, according to Rubber City Radio Group.