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Largest pet adoption event in Montana moved online due to COVID-19

Posted at 11:35 AM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 11:30:17-04

MISSOULA — In a press release Pet Fest organizers have moved the event online starting August 21st to August 23rd.

The press release stated that the event will feature online adoptions from shelters and rescues.

Visitors to the virtual event can enter video contests for Best Dressed, Best Frisbee Catch, Best Obedience Demo, Best Trick, Funniest Pets and Unusual Pet.

The online event will also have a 500-dollar cash prize for a pet video with the most votes, voting begins at 7 a.m. August 21st and ends at 10 p.m. August 23rd with winners announced on Monday August 24th.

The new Virtual Pet Fest allows more shelters to participate without causing a burden on the shelters and rescues to bring live animals with smaller staff this year due to COVID-19.