North Texas

More Than 800 Pets Find New Homes for the Holidays

The three dogs yet to find a home will be free to adopt Monday

More than 800 pets found a new home for the holidays after the weekend-long Mega Adoption Event in Fort Worth, according to the Humane Society of North Texas.

The event, a joint initiative between the Humane Society of North Texas and Fort Worth Animal Care and Control, saw 861 pets find homes, with only three remaining.

The three pets left -- all dogs -- will be free to adopt Monday at the Humane Society's main shelter in Fort Worth, at 1840 East Lancaster Avenue.

The event was the first of its kind, as the two organizations teamed up to offer $10 adoptions.

Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and even rats were available.

"The manpower that's gone into this has been unbelievable," said Humane Society of North Texas director of communications Cassie Lackey.

Together, about 100 staff members and 100 volunteers worked to transport the animals to a cattle barn at Will Rogers Coliseum with the help of a motorcade transport from Fort Worth Police.

It's a partnership that was made possible thanks to a $25,000 grant from Petco to help both overcrowded shelters open up some space.

"This is normally our quiet time where we're through with puppy season, we're through with kitten season, so we normally get kind of a break. That hasn't been our experience this year," said assistant director of code compliance for animal welfare Tim Morton.

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