HSHV’s first “Adopt-a-Thon” yields 1,000th adoption of 2012

Finding innovative ways to help homeless pets is never a problem at the Humane Society of Huron Valley, and their latest endeavor demonstrated that.

This past Saturday offered up some cool weather, but that didn’t stop area families from coming to the organization’s facility in Ann Arbor to be a part of their first-ever adopt-a-thon, which by day’s end resulted in the successful adoption of 67 pets to permanent homes.

The goal of the adopt-a-thon was to bring attention to the numbers of homeless pets in the community, not just to find homes for them.

“So many old perceptions exist around shelters, and we want people to see that HSHV is not like any other pet adoption center they have visited,” said Renee Benell, HSHV Adoptions and Customer Service Manager.

A long line — 30 hopeful families — formed outside the facility before the doors were unlocked at 9 a.m. that morning, and it was no wonder: word of the event spread fast via social media and good planning on the part of the organization.

About half of the adoptions happened in the first three hours of the event.

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