The Southern Pines Animal Shelter had a huge weekend as they closed out the Rachael Ray ASPCA 100 K with an Empty the Shelter adoption event.
During the three-day event, the shelter broke a record with 104-adoptions bringing their three-month total to 1437-lives saved. That leaves them just 63-short of their goal of 1500 saved during the challenge.
The shelter has been competing against fifty other shelters from across the country in the challenge. The goal of the challenge was to increase adoptions during June, July, and August over the same period last year.
"We are thrilled just beyond belief at the number of animals who have found homes," said Ginny Sims, shelter manager. "We set a huge goal and we came really, really close and there's nothing there but joy, thankfulness for the volunteers, for the community of adopters, for the people who donated. The whole community came out and supported this wonderful adventure this summer."
After the first two months of the challenge, Southern Pines was seventh overall and first in their division. If they maintain their division lead they will win $10,000 that will go toward saving more animals lives at the shelter.