Ventura County Calif.,: It’s official! Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) broke an adoption record on Saturday, August 17th at their annual Clear The Shelters pet adoption event. They adopted out more animals than at any other adoption event in shelter history! 167 shelter pets found homes (85 cats, 55 dogs, 18 rabbits and 9 other critters).
The highlight of the day was one Santa Paula family who adopted nine animals — two kittens and seven farm-type animals for their 5-acre property.
Clear The Shelter is a nationwide event presented by NBC4 and Telemundo52 but was organized locally by the team at VCAS. This is the 4th year our county shelters have participated in this event and every year more pets are adopted. But this year was a giant leap forward. From 105 adoptions at the event in 2018, to 167 last Saturday.
Jackie Rose, Director of Ventura County Animal Services said, “We felt such love and support from our community. So many animal-loving folks came to adopt their next best friend. 167 adoption could not have been possible without the unbelievable dedication of our staff and volunteers. In attendance was Supervisor Kelly Long (District 3, Camarillo) who stopped by with her daughter to show their support. We look forward to participating in next year’s event and finding homes for even more critters.”
Randy Friedman, Marketing Manager for Ventura County Animal Services, said, “From a marketing standpoint this was perfection. So many supporters in our community shared the event on social media. Our event reached over 50K people online and as a result, over 200 people were lined up for adoptions before we even opened!”
“We would like to give a big thank you to Jeff Kirby, owner of Theresa’s Country Feed & Pet, for being this year’s Clear The Shelter sponsor!” said Randy Friedman.
Photos: Ventura County Animal Services
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