Alachua Co. Animal Services Doubles Their Adoption Numbers
ALACHUA COUNTY---It's the home stretch in the race for the Alachua County Animal Services ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge.
The team at animal services set a personal goal of 2,500 adoptions throughout the nationwide challenge.
With just under 900 adoptions since the start of the challenge in June, they have almost doubled their numbers from last year.
And with almost a month left, adoption coordinators are optimistic.
"It feels pretty good. We like being up that much. 97% increase... that's 97% more animals that have found their homes in the first month alone. So, we're hoping to just continue this even after the Rachael Ray Challenge," said ASPCA adoption coordinator Dory Rosati.
As part of the challenge, all adoption fees are waived.
Animal services is holding special adoption events throughout the rest of the month.
For more information, visit www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/PW/animalServices/Pages/AnimalServices.aspx.
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