Midcoast Humane is hosting an event Friday to meet adoptable dogs and cats with new homes. The Midcoast Humane Adoption Center at 5 Industrial Parkway in Brunswick will have a “speed dating event” on February 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Attendees will spend two minutes connecting with each pet, of which Midcoast Humane will post dating app-style profiles on its social media leading up to the event.
“For people who aren’t sure what they’re looking for in a new pet, speed dating is a great way to meet a variety of pets in a stress-free environment and have fun while doing it,” says Jess Town. Sand, executive director of Midcoast Humane, said in a prepared release.
Townsend said Midcoast Humane has about 300 adoptable pets in its care — but Friday’s event is open to all animal lovers, not just those interested in adopting. . According to Midcoast Human, studies show that spending time with companion animals is beneficial for humans and can lower blood pressure and reduce feelings of loneliness.
“Our goal is not only to create lasting connections between humans and animals, but to provide a touching and enjoyable experience for everyone involved,” said Townsend. “Whether you’re ready to add a new member to your family or just need some adorable cuddles, the evening promises to be fun and entertaining.”