More than 100 pets find 'forever homes' during SFAC free adoption week
During the first week of August, Saint Frances Animal Center conducted a “Free Adoption Event” which resulted in 105 cats and dogs finding homes with qualified and approved families.
“We are just over the moon and so very appreciative of the overwhelming response from our community. Many of our SFAC kids received the gift of a new beginning this week and we are so happy!” said Wendy Goude, Executive Director of the organization.
Many of the Center’s long time residents found ‘forever homes’ during the Free Adoption event.
Winston and Edgar, 2 bulldog brothers that had been living at the Center since October 2012, left together after spending almost a year waiting for a home.
“This adoption caused a lot of happy tears for many of our volunteers and staff members. When we care for these animals day in and day out, we become very attached to them. We ache for them when they are sad. We laugh when they are silly. And we jump for joy and cry like a baby when they walk out of the front door” said Goude. “It is the most rewarding experience to see these adopted animals looking back at us when they leave for their new home. It’s like they are saying ‘thanks for everything’. We cry every single time.”
Saint Frances Animal Center waived adoption fees, which normally range between $100 and $250.
“Our purpose for this event was not to only save lives and find homes for our current residents, but to create room for the many homeless and abandoned animals out in the community that need our help.”
Since Saint Frances Animal Center is a 501c3 not for profit organization, revenue generation is always a challenge. While there is likely to be some financial impact from the event, the most important and paramount result is that over 100 dogs and cats found loving and forever homes.
“We lost some revenue, but we saved 105 lives”, said Goude “Our dollars may not be as plentiful as we would like, but 105 animals have a place to call home and that is what matters most.”
If you are interested in helping Saint Frances Animal Center in their mission to save the helpless and homeless cats and dogs of Georgetown County, please visit their website www.sfanimals.org, call the Center 843.546.0780 or visit 125 Ridge Street, Georgetown SC 29440.
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