(WALB) - Clear the Shelters day was a success across southwest Georgia.
People picked out their new four-legged family member at a lowered cost or at no cost at all, in an effort to help animals find their forever homes.
Almost 300 homeless cats and dogs went home with new owners thanks to Clear the Shelters 2017.
The partnership between WALB News 10 and around 8 shelters across southwest Georgia even led to a line out the door at the Albany Humane Society.
However, it's not just an opportunity for cheaper pet adoptions. It's also a way to lower the number of animals that end up in shelters because every pet has to be spayed or neutered.
Here's a breakdown of the numbers:
- 4 adopted in Cordele
- 15 adopted in Moultrie
- 28 adopted in Lee County
- 17 adopted in Bainbridge
- 151 adopted in Albany
- 16 adopted from Terrell County
- 9 adopted in Worth County
- 39 adopted in Lowndes County
- 10 adopted at other participating shelters
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