Subaru of America Partners with Animal Shelter

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March 11, 2019—Subaru of America Inc. announced it will be hosting a pet adoption event during the 2019 Twin Cities Auto Show through a partnership with local animal shelter, Midwest Animal Rescue and Services (MARS). The 501(c)3 non-profit organization is committed to helping pets in need whenever possible, including all breeds and ages.

The first-of-its-kind event will be held at the Subaru exhibit inside the Minneapolis Convention Center, where attendees will have the opportunity to adopt a dog or puppy. The adoption event is aimed at finding forever homes for pets in the Twin Cities.

"Subaru relishes the opportunity to celebrate our love of animals and help our furry friends find the permanent, loving homes they deserve," said Alan Bethke, senior vice president, marketing of Subaru of America Inc. "Our partnership with MARS reinforces our dedication to protecting animals, especially those in shelters, and increasing their chance of finding safe, loving homes."

Auto show attendees will be able to interact with these adoptable pups during select times and dates, as outlined below:

  • Saturday, March 9th: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 10th: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 14th: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 16th: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 17th: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

"We are honored to partner with Subaru in celebrating our mutual love for our four-legged family members," said Camille Bates, community relations manager at MARS. "Subaru is dedicated to helping animals find their forever homes and is a partner that truly aligns with our mission to serve both pet and parent in finding homes for animals that were once lost, left behind or forgotten."

In addition to the opportunity to become a parent to a beloved pet, attendees are invited to make rope toys as a donation to the shelter or to bring home to their own pet, as well as to create custom pet tags using the Subaru Loves Pets engraver. All activities will be complimentary with donations and proceeds going to MARS's work in the greater Twin Cities area.


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