An animal shelter in Akron, Ohio, is empty after every single dog and cat was adopted.
Last Saturday, Summit County Animal Control held its sixth annual adopt-a-thon and, for the first time, all of the dogs and cats in the shelter found a new home, ABC News reports. And, unbelievably, all 93 dogs and cats were adopted in less than two hours.
“Usually there’s at least six or seven that don’t find a home,” shelter director Christine Fatheree told ABC News.
But Saturday wasn’t the usual adopt-a-thon. Fatheree said potential pet owners started lining up outside the shelter at 6:30 a.m., more than three hours before it was scheduled to open its doors. On top of that, an older couple who could not have their own pets made a donation that covered all of the adoption fees for 50 animals.
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Among the pets who were adopted last weekend were a pair of cats who had been at the shelter for five months and a “fat” 8-year-old Pit Bull who reportedly was just as cuddly as she was lazy.
Fatheree credited social media — and the shelter’s staff members and volunteers — for spreading awareness of the event and for ensuring that, when she locked the doors and turned out the lights on Saturday, not a single kennel door had to be locked, not one water dish needed to be refilled and not one animal was left waiting, wondering when he might find his forever home.