Record-Breaking Adoption Event Wrapping Up
Published June 2nd, 2013
Hundreds of Alachua County residents have added new members to their families this weekend at no cost to them and local shelters are receiving much needed funding in the process.
As of this afternoon, close to 600 cats and dogs have been adopted during the Maddie's Pet Adoption Days event.
A woman who lost her 19-year old cat recently and says her adoption today will help her heal from the loss of her best friend.
"I went through all the pictures of all the ones for the Maddie's, and I said, oh he looks like he needs to come home with me. He'll be very happy!"
The Maddie's Fund grant paided a minimum of $500 per pet to rescues for adoptions this weekend.
That means at least $300,000 will be dispersed among seven different shelters.
Free adoptions are still going on until 9:00 tonight and you can see who is open at http://adopt.maddiesfund.org/participants/alachua-fl/
Lauren Lettelier, TV20 News
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