HOUSTON – The Harris County Animal Shelter adopted a record number of pets during the weekend after a desperate plea to the public for help, according to officials.
Workers took to Facebook on Friday after the shelter received 59 puppies in less than an hour.
“Where do you expect these poor things to go?” the Facebook post read. “There already isn’t enough room.”
In fact, the influx of canines put the shelter at four times its capacity, officials said.
The post and subsequent media coverage brought out scores of people who were looking to help save animals at the packed shelter.
Officials said Monday that 93 dogs were either adopted or put in foster homes on Saturday. They said that number marks a shelter record for a single day.
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