Such a significant event for the shelter had to be shared on social media, so on Dec. 3, The Humane Society for Greater Savannah posted their delight on Facebook.
“Do you hear that!?!?!” staff member Nina S captioned. “That is the sound of every single dog in our adoption center being adopted!!!”
Animal shelters can be sad places at times and often reflect societal conditions. Sometimes pets get lost, or their owners disinterested; other times, economic hardship means that tough choices have to be made.
The mission of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, as set out on their website, is “Bettering the lives of pets and people,” and over the last 55 years, this self-funded organization has sought to do just that, finding forever homes for their residents—culminating in the extraordinary events of last week.
The Facebook post, which garnered over 1,000 likes and shares, continued, “This has never happened and we are thrilled to announce that every single dog as of 4.51pm this afternoon has been adopted!!”
The Society stands at the frontlines, ensuring that pets get loving homes and offering owners alternatives to abandoning their pets out of financial despair. Just a couple of days before the celebratory event, they held a pet food drive, reported The Western Journal.
“Yesterday The Humane Society For Greater Savannah handed out over 500 bags of animal supplies at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia, along side the National Guard,” the shelter posted on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Photos showed eager pups and thankful owners taking advantage of the drive-thru pet food pantry. During this tough year in general, and at this time of the year in particular, the need is great.
The aim is to keep the animals at home and out of the shelter, and remarkably, just a couple of days later, the shelter was able to share photos of rows and rows of empty kennels.
Many people commenting on the happy news shared photos of their own canine companions that came from that very shelter.
Sadly though, the Society knows that their work is far from over, and the reality of the ongoing problem was reiterated in the very same post:
“No worries we will have more adoptable pets for you come tomorrow and even more this weekend! So come by the Humane Society for Greater Savannah Tuesday-Saturday 1-6 to view all of our adoptable pets!”
Though there was cause for celebration this week, the Society will continue to work hard finding forever homes for as many of their residents as possible, with the aim, hopefully, to let silence fall in their halls.
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