SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA – Just last weekend, more than three thousand people lined up for a lovely cause. An adoption event organized by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in Sanford, North Carolina, had 524 cats and dogs saved from horrible conditions waiting to find forever homes.
“By 9:45 A.M. [Friday], at least 300 people were in line, and groups of 50 at a time were ushered to a large shaded tent where they filled out adoption applications,” ASPCA states on their website. “The bell rang 524 times over two days to celebrate each rescued dog or cat that was getting a second chance at life,” ASPCA stated.
Yes, every single one of them were adopted. Thank you ASPCA and all the people that took animals home.
Last weekend, thousands of people lined up for a great cause!
An adoption event organized by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) located in Sanford, North Carolina!
“By 9:45 A.M. [Friday], at least 300 people were in line”
524 cats and dogs saved from absolutely horrible conditions were waiting to find forever homes.
A bell rang each time one animal was adopted.
By 6:00 P.M. Friday, the bell had already been rung 430 times.
“We’ve cared for these animals for seven weeks, and their moods have shifted dramatically,” said ASPCA’s Tim Rickey
“It’s exciting to put positive closure to this”
At 1:40 P.M. Saturday, the bell rang just once more!
And this is how the shelters look now!
Photo credits: ASPCA