SHARONVILLE, Ohio -- Fall in love with a furry friend this weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center during the region's largest pet adoption event.
My Furry Valentine, a nonprofit event now in its sixth year, has found homes for more than 2,800 animals since it started.
More than 800 adoptable animals from Tri-State rescues and shelters will be at the event, offering an alternative to pet stores, breeders and online adoption centers.
Organizers say they're trying to reduce the number of animals euthanized in shelters every year, the leading cause of death for healthy dogs and cats.
Every pet goes home with a bag of free goodies, and adopters are eligible for raffle prizes. Adoption fees will also be subsidized for many "Spotlight" animals featured on the My Furry Valentine website .
General admission tickets are $5. Buy-one-get-one-free vouchers are available at all area United Dairy Farmers locations and will be accepted at the event after 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
If you go
My Furry Valentine
Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 11
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 12
Sharonville Convention Center ( map )