By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On the last day of the year, a local organization is offering no-fee pet adoptions as they try to “Empty the Shelter.”READ MORE: ABC Men Feeding Philadelphia Community Physically And Spiritually One Box At A Time
During this past weekend, a successful one for the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT), nearly 200 animals found new homes for a no-fee adoption event called “Empty the Shelter.”
It was such a hit, Ame Dorminy with the organization says the special’s extended to six o’clock tonight.READ MORE: Camden County Health Officials Enlisting Bilingual Volunteers To Help Dispel COVID Vaccine Fears In Latino Community
“Every single life is a life worth saving,” she says. “So we’re super excited that the public recognizes that and wants to help us out and save lives.”
Dorminy says there are plenty of options, not just cats and dogs. “Guinea pigs, rabbits, that kind of thing if that’s something you’re looking for.”
Dorminy says they hope to add more adoptions to an already strong 2014. As of Tuesday night, ACCT reports there have been around 8,100 adoptions this year, compared to around 6,600 last year, and euthanasia dropped by 29%.MORE NEWS: 'Really Good Step In The Right Direction' For Philadelphia Restaurants As Some COVID Restrictions Relaxed
The shelter is at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia.