Hundreds of pets go home from L.A. super adoption

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Two days of adoptions in a park with shelters and rescue groups leads to more than 400 homeless dogs and cats saved.
By Kelli Harmon

Hundreds of pets are waking up in new homes today instead of the four walls of a kennel in a shelter. The Best Friends Super Adoption in Los Angeles, presented by Bounty, hosted 24 shelters and rescue groups at L.A. State Historic Park to bring dogs and cats all to one place for a fun and festive event with a single goal: help adoptable pets go home.

That’s exactly what happened. Organizations came together, and many had reduced or waived adoption fees for their animals (and Bounty picked up adoption fees for all Best Friends animals). There were exhibitors, demos, food trucks, and a Golden Bachelor Golden Hour to feature senior pets — all to encourage the public to come out and adopt.

People responded, and by the end of the two-day event, 415 dogs and cats had gone to new homes.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Bounty, to ABC’s Golden Bachelor, to all the amazing Best Friends volunteers who pitched in to make the event possible, and to all the shelters and rescue groups that participated.

Every single adoption was cause for celebration, and knowing that each of those lucky pets are now in loving homes instead of a shelter — well, that’s the best part of all.

Let's make every shelter and every community no-kill by 2025

Our goal at Best Friends is to support all animal shelters in the U.S. in reaching no-kill by 2025. No-kill means saving every dog and cat in a shelter who can be saved, accounting for community safety and good quality of life for pets. 

Shelter staff can’t do it alone. Saving animals in shelters is everyone’s responsibility, and it takes support and participation from the community. No-kill is possible when we work together thoughtfully, honestly, and collaboratively.

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