Several volunteers and staff spent many, many hours preparing for the big “Empty the Shelter” event. This 12-hour adoptathon proved to be greatly rewarding for all the hard work the staff has put into getting it together! The shelter was abuzz all week with visitors checking out the pets available for adoption at a remarkably low cost Saturday. 97 adoptions were completed in one day, quite a jump from our average days of 8 adoptions! We were overjoyed to come to a very quiet shelter on Sunday morning. We had wonderful feedback from our adopters about how well the event was organized, and even had 6 more adoptions the next day to bring the weekend’s total to 103 adoptions!
We also received great support from our local TV, radio, and newspaper in spreading the word about this event. Check out this video created by volunteer Sarah Brown, using the radio commercial created by volunteer Matt Brown and the crew at Results Radio.
– by Sarah Brown and Heather Schoeppach