TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The lines to get into the Lawrence Humane Society stretched far outside of the entrance doors full of people excited to give shelter animals a forever home.
The Helping Hands Humane Society joined KSNT on Saturday to host the third annual Clear the Shelters nationwide pet adoption drive.
The Helping Hands Humane Society say they broke their adoption record in only a few hours, with a total of 101 animals finding their best friends.
The Lawrence Humane Society has no more animals at their shelter, with 129 pets being adopted.
The Topeka Helping Hands Humane Society, along with many others, offered low cost adoption fees as part of the initiative, seeking to help families find and adopt homeless pets. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.
Here is a list of shelters in Northeast Kansas that participated in the event:
- Corgi Connection of Kansas
- Humane Society of the Flint Hills
- Helping Hands Humane Society
- Lawrence Humane Society
- Brown County Humane Society
- Jefferson County Humane Society
- Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter