MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Four animal shelters throughout the Miami Valley offered special adoption rates as part of Saturday’s nationwide Clear the Shelters campaign.
SICSA, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, and Greene County Animal Control all participated.
Tania Davis-Fields adopted a four-year-old dog named Queen Bean.
“She’s sassy like me. She is a queen,” said Davis-Fields.
Employees at SICSA said on average, most dogs are adopted in a week. Queen Bean was different. She’s been at the shelter since May.
“First of all, she ran right up to me and she jumped right in my face and she licked me, and it gave me the indication that this was the right one that we wanted and this was the right home,” Davis-Fields said.
As of Saturday evening, 113 animals were adopted, including cats, dogs, and rabbits.
Among the four shelters: SICSA had 34 adoptions, the Montgomery County ARC had 39 adoptions, Green County Animal Control had 6 adoptions, and The Humane Society of Greater Dayton had 34 adoptions.
“I just saw one gentleman he walked back, the dog put his paw up on the kennel and he was like ‘that one, that’s the one,'” said Jessica Garringer, Marketing and PR Manager for the Humane Society.
“The connection and the human to dog interaction, there’s nothing that replaces that quite honestly,” said Amy Blackaby, from the Animal Resource Center.
2 NEWS anchor Brooke Moore, 2 NEWS Today anchor Lauren Wood, and Living Dayton’s Julia Palazzo and Zac Pitts were at various locations throughout the area.
The national Clear the Shelters program reports more than 88,000 pets have been adopted nationwide as of 9:00 p.m. Saturday.