73 animals adopted in one day during shelter power outage special

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — More than 70 animals were adopted Nov. 26 during an adoption special by the Dearborn Animal Shelter when the facility experienced a two-day power outage.

Twenty-six dogs and 47 cats and kittens received new homes and families throughout the day.

After the shelter lost power on Nov. 25 due to high winds, officials decided the offer an adoption special of $5 for adult cats (six months and older) and $10 for kittens (under six months). The adoption cost for dogs (six months and older, and 20 pounds and up) was $50.

“There was a lot of kittens adopted during the special on Tuesday,” said Sandy Boulton, Public Relations director for Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter, although she did not have exact figures for that day.

Once theshelter regained power, officials extended the offer for another day and were grateful at the support.

“Adoption of 73 animals in one day was an amazing amount,” Boulton said.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at znajm@bewickpublications.com.)