Special holiday promotion finds new homes for animals

Published: Dec. 1, 2015 at 3:16 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2015 at 4:18 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus animal shelter is calling its holiday animal adoption drive a rousing success.

Animal Ark Rescue offered free adoptions for all of its animals beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving and running through Monday.

They called the special initiative "Pawlidayz." During the three-day period, Animal Ark Rescue officials say they adopted out 160 animals.

That's as many animals as they would normally place in forever homes in one month.

"The goal was absolutely to clean the shelter to clear out before Christmas every possible animal that was healthy that could go into a loving home," said shelter volunteer Charlene Rallo.  "And we have absolutely succeeded we have put almost every single adoptable animal in a loving home in the last three days."

Even with the success of the holiday weekend program, Animal Ark Rescue officials say they still have plenty of pets for adoption because they get new ones from animal control every day.

To see the animals that are available and ways you can donate visit their website http://www.animalarkrescue.com/.

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