Clear the Shelter finds forever homes for dozens of rescue animal

Hampden County

Dozens of rescue animals found forever homes during the second annual Clear the Shelter pet adoption drive this past weekend.

In total, 75 animals were adopted from Dakin Humane Society, Thomas J O’Connor, and the Westfield Animal Shelter.

During the drive, the rescues and shelters offered reduced adoption fees. Since the Clear the Shelters Campaign began at the end of July, 469 animals have found new homes.

Although the event was a success, it’s important to adopt all year round.

“Adopting pets is a great idea, adopting a shelter pet even better,” said Lee Chambers, spokeswoman for Dakin Humane Society. “Because you’re saving two pets when you do that; you’re saving obviously the pet you’re going to bring home, but in doing that you’re creating a space at the shelter for another animal to come forward and get their chance to be adopted.”

During the Clear the Shelters event, Dakin had 26 cats and 15 small animals adopted.

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