What if all adoption fees for shelter animals were waived for a day? Would that be the little nudge folks need to take home a new friend? Yes! Clear the Shelters day last Saturday is a resounding success. The report out the next day is that 17,000 animals have been adopted nationwide. 17,000!
I visited the San Diego Humane Society that day, arriving shortly before opening. Here’s a peek into how Clear the Shelters day went down here.
Doors open, and people flock into all areas of the shelter. This cutie is the first dog I see.
Mr. Vivacious-Enthusiastic-Bubbly-Vibrant-Cheerful gets adopted while I’m watching! His new family leaves him for a few minutes to fill out paperwork. He jumps up looking for them. You’re going home soon, buddy!
Towards the end of the day, I learned that more than 200 adoptions took place yesterday in the San Diego Humane Society shelters alone. Just think how many furry ones snuggled down to sleep in a new home last night.