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January 7, 2012 - 12:20pm

Holiday adoptions at animal shelter totaled 225

The Volunteers for Animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter announced today the results of their 2011 Home 4 the Holidays adoption campaign.

A total of 225 cats and dogs got a real forever home thanks to the generosity and compassion of those who wanted their true friendship.

Nonetheless, the numbers fell short of the goals set for the adoption of adult animals. The adoption of puppies and kittens exceeded goals, which is, of course, fabulous. Here's the breakdown of goals vs. actual adoptions:

  • Dogs: 80 / 62
  • Puppies: 10 / 15
  • Cats: 50 / 29
  • Kittens: 90 / 119

The volunteers say "Thanks to everyone who came out to adopt, help spread the word and stopped in with donations. We greatly appreciate the community's support."

There are more adorable and beloved companions to be found at the shelter. Thus, no need to wait until the 2012 holidays to bring one home. Come on down!

Volunteers For Animals
P.O. Box 1621
Batavia, NY  14021
www.vol4animals.org

Working in partnership with:
Genesee County Animal Shelter
3841 W. Main St. Road
Batavia, NY  14020
(585)c343-6410

Adoption Hours:
Sunday through Friday -- 1 to 3 p.m. (closed on Thursdays)
Wednesday -- 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday -- 11 to 1 p.m.

Irene Will
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THIS is the BEST ANIMAL SHELTER - - ANYWHERE. The people there don't just cage the animals and forget them. They walk the dogs, play with them, socialize them, and know ALL ABOUT them, so when you go in there to LOOK for a dog, they can match you up to one, or at least TELL you all about the one you've picked. Three of my family members have adopted dogs from there in the past year, and they're all THRILLED with them. I got my dog from there years ago, and sadly, had to put him to sleep - - 14 years later, at 16 years old - - but he was the World's Best Dog. This shelter is simply THE BEST.

Billie Owens
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We are very fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers in Genesee County who care so deeply about animals and finding homes for them. A truly worthy cause!

James T. Hansen
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Great story.

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