A devastating number of animals are euthanised each year, as shelters do not have the space or resources for all of them. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an estimated 2.7 million animals are put down each year.
Luckily, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Animal Shelter in Colorado are celebrating a very rare occurrence: All their kennels are empty!
The shelter announced that they had adopted out all their animals two days in a row, as a result of a #HomeForTheHolidays promotion where adoption fees for cats and dogs over the age of five are waived, between the 18th and the 31st December.
The shelters Community Relations Manager, Gretchen Pressley comments: “Monday was the first time we succeeded and had out dog’s kennels completely empty. Our staff were so excited they just couldn’t resist jumping inside for a photo opportunity. Seeing so many pets find wonderful new homes is what makes it all worthwhile for us.”
“We can’t thank our donors enough for making this promotion possible, and we would also like to thank the Pikes Peak Region community for adopting and helping us get so many deserving cats and dogs into homes for the holidays.”
A dog or cat isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for life.
Staff of the shelter can be seen celebrating here: