Earlier this month, the Souris Valley Animal Shelter held an initiative to get all of its animals forever homes, within about two weeks.

The Empty the Shelter event was successful – adopting out 22 dogs and 11 cats!

The event brought down adoption fees to only $25 compared to about $75 or $200 depending on the animal.

The empty kennels seen at SVAS are an exciting sight to see and are a big help moving forward.
“It is an increase from, say, this week of last year or maybe even last month around this time time period a month ago. So it is more than average,” SVAS Community Relations Coordinator Siri Aponte said.

Aponte says this made room for much-needed intakes of young kittens, puppies, and a dog that recently just gave birth.