Rachael Ray $100,000 Adoption Challenge Ends, Makes Alachua Co. History
ALACHUA COUNTY---They've gone down Thunder Alley and Lover's Lane, now they've finally hit the end of the road.
The end of the ASPCA sponsored $100,000 Rachael Ray Challenge has come.
As we've been reporting all summer, Alachua County Animal Services has been hard at work on their way to emptying their kennels.
So far, animal services is sitting at just under 1,400 adoptions since the start of the challenge, leaving them at a strong second place in their division.
"We've had better numbers--- Adoption numbers ever, than I've ever seen in our shelter. So, it's history, you know, our community made history," said Hilary Hynes with Alachua County Animal Services.
Hynes says it wasn't just Alachua County residents getting in on the adoption action.
She says many people from other counties in the area came in for events like Woofstock and the Summer Lovin' Adopt-a-thon.
Free adoptions end Sunday at 8 p.m.
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