VIDEO - Adopted animals ranged from puppies and kittens to seniors and long-time shelter residents, including one senior dog that had been at the shelter for 358 days.
The Brandywine Valley SPCA announced that the weekend’s Mega Adoption at the Delaware State Fairgrounds brought in families from across the tri-state area. They adopted 716 dogs and 465 cats - 1,181 adoptions. Just one dog and 11 cats remained at the end.
This was the fifth Mega Adoption. Adopted animals ranged from puppies and kittens to seniors and long-time shelter residents, including one senior dog that had been at the shelter for 358 days.
Eight shelter partners participated: Animal Rescue League of Berks County, BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Center), Crossing Paths Animal Rescue, Currituck County Animal Shelter, Delaware Humane Association, Faithful Friends, Northeastern North Carolina SPCA and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.
The BVSPCA brings all of the animals from its four adoption locations, with the exception of a few that might find the crowds overwhelming.
“It was really inspiring to see so many families come out to give these great pets a second chance,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA chief executive officer. “We’re already getting updates from families about how much they love their new cat or dog. That’s the hope and dream that motivates our staff and volunteers every day, and especially on the most difficult days.”
The BVSPCA holds two a year, one in June and one in December, and this is the fourth in a row to place more than 1,000 animals.
The Mega Adoption Event was supported in part by the Petco Foundation and Discover. Donations from the community can be made at bvspca.org/donate.