An animal shelter in Pennsylvania celebrated and felt overjoyed as all their dogs got adopted for the first time in nearly five decades.
The Adams County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the animal shelter in the Gettysburg borough and town, exclaimed “it is a true miracle!”
“Today is a great day for the Adams County SPCA! Two weeks ago, our kennels were almost filled. Now, we don’t have any dogs in the building at all. Our community stepped up once again! This is the first time in 47 YEARS that the Adams County SPCA is empty, let alone at Christmas time, it is a true miracle!” the Pennsylvania animal shelter stated in its Facebook post five days ago.
The animal shelter said they typically have 25 dog kennels and space for 50 cats in their facility.
This year, they adopted out a total of 598 animals and reunited a total of 125 strays with their owners.
Adams County SPCA expressed how they are grateful for the support of the local community, and that they plan on taking on more animals from other shelters in Pennsylvania, especially since they have vacant spots available after adopting out the pets.
“To say that we are beyond excited is an understatement!” the organization continued in their social media post. “The staff and volunteers have worked VERY hard to take care of the animals in our care and to make sure they got adopted to the right home!”
The Adams County SPCA is a non-profit organization that provides shelter and care for lost, abandoned and abused animals. They also investigate cases of cruelty to animals and help control animal overpopulation, as well as educate the community about animal wellness and safety, among other initiatives.