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Nearly 400 dogs, cats find furever homes during Mega Pet Adoption event

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 380 dogs and cats found homes this weekend at the Mega Pet Adoption Event this weekend, The Jacksonville Humane Society said. 

First Coast No More Homeless Pets, in partnership with the Petco Foundation and BOBS from Skechers, hosted the 28th Mega Pet Adoption Event at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds over the weekend. 

Adoption fees for dogs were $20, which includes spay/neuter services, a microchip, vaccines and a Jacksonville city license. News4Jax was told cats were free.

The Mega Pet Adoption Event featured more than 700 dogs and cats from over a dozen different agencies, rescues and shelters from northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. 

News4Jax discovered numerous success stories -- including the Hicks, who found the newest addition to their family -- during the second day of the event.

PHOTOS: 28th Mega Pet Adoption Event

These events have provided "furever" homes for more than 18,000 dogs and cats since 2012. These collaborative community events introduce an easy and welcoming open adoption process.

“This event is a great opportunity to empty shelters and help make families whole by saving the lives of cats and dogs. We are proud to be a convener for all our partner rescues and shelters,” Rob Levine, chief executive officer of FCNMHP, said in a news release. 

With the support of the Petco Foundation and BOBS from Skechers, Mega Pet Adoption Events are among the nation’s largest single-location adoption events.