Detroit Animal Care Celebrates Mutt-I-Gras with Weeklong Pet Adoption Opportunities

  • Event runs from Tuesday, Feb 25 through Saturday, Feb. 29.
  • All adoption fees will be waived with a donation to support spay/neuter in Detroit.
  • The event is sponsored by Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control (FoDACC)


Detroit Animal Care, a division of the Detroit Health Department, is celebrating the festive spirit of Mardi Gras with its first “Mutt-I-Gras” dog and cat adoption and foster event. The five-day event kicks off on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of donations all adoption fees will be waived to support spay/neuter in Detroit. “Mutt-I-Gras” is sponsored by FoDACC and will take place at the Detroit Animal Care & Control headquarters, located at 7401 Chrysler Drive in Detroit.

“We’re excited to host our first “Mutt-I-Gras” event, one of many adoption events organized monthly to help find forever homes for some great animals in our community,” said Animal Control Director Mark Kumpf. “It’s amazing to see the immediate connections these pets make with their new families. If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family, please stop by and be prepared to fall in love.”

In addition to adding a loving member to your family, the name of each new adoption or foster family will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card, donated by FoDACC, for McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar located at 1460 Michigan Avenue in Detroit. The drawing will take place on Sunday, March 1 and the winner will be notified by email or phone.

Following the event, another drawing will take place on Friday, March 6. To enter, new adoption or foster families are being asked to post their new family photo with their pet to the FoDACC and DACC Facebook pages. Each family will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card.

The mission of Detroit Animal Care is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of the animals in their care, and to encourage responsible pet ownership. Detroit Animal Control, part of the City’s General Services Division, works in partnership to protect Detroit residents and visitors from animal bites through education, enforcement, and community partnership.

For more information on adoption events planned throughout the year, contact Detroit Animal Care at (313) 224-6356.