Sunday’s 6th Annual Super Pet Adoption event drew 4,000 people.
The Irvine Animal Care Center, which organized the event, was hoping to adopt out 400 of the more than 800 available animals.
Article Tab: 352 pets were adopted out at the 6th Annual Super Pet Adoption event.
352 pets were adopted out at the 6th Annual Super Pet Adoption event.
The animal center saw 352 animals – including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and hamsters – placed to new homes.
A representative from the Animal Care Center says that this has been the center’s most successful adoption event yet.
“352 animals. That is a record break for us,” said Ron Edwards, an Animal Care administrator. “That is actually almost an animal a minute. We are all very sore from working the event but we are all walking on clouds.”
Through $1 entry fees, a silent auction, a bake sale, and from all donated funds, the care center raised $29,000.
The money will go toward rescuing animals from high rate euthanasia shelters, and to the center’s extended care facility, which houses about 200 animals and which spends around $8 a day per animal. The money will also go toward the nearly 200 animal’s medical costs.
For more information on the Irvine Animal Care Center, visit irvineshelter.org.