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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts first-ever pet adoption event during free-admission Bandanna Week
Second Chance Animal Sanctuary brings rescued dogs to Museum for pet adoption day.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Second Chance Animal Sanctuary of Norman, Oklahoma, will host a pet adoption event at the Museum on Saturday, April 1, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Museum and is free to the public.
The adoption event is part of the Museum’s “Bandanna Week,” March 26 – April 21, 2017. Guests who wear a bandanna to the Museum throughout the week will receive free admission to all Bandanna Week activities.
Second Chance Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill shelter that operates on donations only. The shelter’s mission is to give abandoned cats and dogs a second chance at a forever home by rescuing pets from local shelters and finding homes for more than 600 animals annually. All animals are vet-checked, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, de-wormed, and on flea, tick, and heartworm medication.
“Great museums support communities, and we couldn’t be more excited to engage families in activities like this that also connect to our bandanna exhibition,” said Inez Wolins, the Museum’s Chief Public Experience Officer. “Second Chance Animal Sanctuary helps families give a bandanna-sporting dog a forever home. Hopefully families who come here to adopt a dog will look back at this day at the Museum as something really special.”
In addition to the pet adoption event, the Museum is hosting a social media contest throughout the week encouraging pet owners to post a picture of their pet wearing a bandanna on social media using #mywest for the chance to win a gift card to The Museum Store. Kids and families can enjoy creating their own bandanna in the Saturdays for Kids program from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, participating in the Ducky Dash rubber-duck race in the Museum Garden, and listening to Museum docents give tours of their favorite spring exhibitions during Spring Sampler Tours.
For a full list of Bandanna Week activities and more information about the adoption event, call (405) 478-2250 or visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/bandanna-week
About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org. For high-resolution images related to the National Cowboy Museum, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/media-pics/.