Christmas Miracle In Adams County: Animal Shelter Entirely Empty For The First Time In 47 Years

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.27 - 2023 12:32 PM CET

Photo: Adams County SPCA/Facebook
Photo: Adams County SPCA/Facebook
Animal Shelter Entirely Empty For The First Time In 47 Years.

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The SPCA animal shelter in Adams County, Pennsylvania, has achieved a remarkable milestone this holiday season. For the first time in 47 years, the shelter's kennels are almost entirely empty, a feat that the staff and volunteers are calling a Christmas miracle.

Two weeks ago, the shelter was bustling with cats and dogs awaiting adoption.

However, according to CBS News, as of Saturday, the shelter has found homes for nearly all its animals, except for one stray kitty that recently arrived. This year alone, the SPCA has successfully adopted out almost 600 animals and reunited 125 strays with their owners.

Photo: Adams County SPCA/Facebook

The emptying of the shelter is not just a cause for celebration but also an opportunity to extend help further. The Adams County SPCA plans to pull animals from other shelters across Pennsylvania next week, aiming to alleviate the burden on these facilities and save more lives.

This initiative reflects the shelter's ongoing commitment to animal welfare and its mission to provide loving homes for these four-legged friends.

Photo: Adams County SPCA/Facebook

The community's overwhelming response and support played a crucial role in this achievement. By stepping up to adopt these animals, the community members have not only provided them with loving homes but also contributed to a larger cause. The shelter's success story is a testament to the power of community involvement and the impact it can have on animal rescue efforts.

As the Adams County SPCA enjoys this accomplishment, they extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone involved and share a festive message: "Merry Christmas! And to all those dogs and kitties out there this Christmas enjoying their new families... Meowy Christmas to all and a Woofy new year!"

As the shelter looks forward to more adventures and successes in 2024, it stands as a beacon of hope and a model for animal shelters everywhere.

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