The zoo partnered with the Animal Defense League of Texas to provide a field trip for some of the adoptable animals across the street at the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions, giving zoo visitors a chance to meet furry friends they could potentially bring into their families.
Both organizations have been hit hard by the pandemic, so kitten- and puppy-themed zoo play dates were streamed live on their Facebook and Instagram accounts to spread awareness.
"We're kind of in a season where we're overflowing with animals," an ADL spokeswoman said in a video posted to Facebook.
This June, the ADL and Paul Jolly Center are celebrating National Adopt a Cat Month, meaning there are plenty of adoptable kitties to go around.
"Now more than ever, we require the support of our wonderful community to continue our life-saving work here at ADL," Executive Director Joel McLellan said in a statement. "Please support our mission by becoming an adopter, volunteer, donor or foster!"
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