An animal shelter in Fort Wayne, Indiana, definitely had cause for a celebration after all their pets were adopted during a Black Friday deal.
Puppy adoptions, which usually go for $100, were discounted to $10 for the Black Friday special. In addition, customers were able to name their own price on cats. Jodi Hamilton from the Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control told CBS 6:
“It brought out people in droves. Hundreds of people came by that day and we adopted all of our available pets that day. It’s actually very exciting. I know that people waiting to visit our dogs this morning were very disappointed, but it was such an exciting thing for us because it’s so rare that we have adopted all of the dogs that we had available for adoption. They’ve all gone home. It’s so beautiful and wonderful for all of us to see that happen.”
All in all, approximately 30 dogs and cats found loving homes after the Thanksgiving holiday. It is joyous news indeed, but the work is not over yet for those at the shelter. Hamilton continued:
“There’s always something to do, we have dogs available in the back that we’re temperament testing currently for the potential to come into our adoption program. The majority of the time, the kennels are full. So this is kind of a really fun moment for all of us to celebrate and kind of stop and take a deep breath and say wow, this is why we’re here.”