Tens of thousands expected at Bay Area pet adoption event

PLEASANTON (BCN) - Tens of thousands of people are expected at the eighth annual Bay Area Pet Fair this weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

The event is the largest pet adoption event in North America and aims to save the lives of animals by clearing out Bay Area shelters. 

Attendees can pick from more than 2,000 adoptable animals from more than 80 animal shelters and rescues.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. each day at the fairgrounds at 4501 Pleasanton Ave.