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Updated December 24th, 2023 at 19:51 IST

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE in animal shelter for the first time in 47 years

Adams County SPCA in Gettysburg had much to rejoice about as they managed to clear out their kennels over a span of two weeks, with the exception of one stray.

Reported by: Manasvi Asthana
Animal shelter hails 'true miracle' of Christmas after only one cat left without home.
Animal shelter hails 'true miracle' of Christmas after only one cat left without home. | Image:Unsplash
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The Christmas spirit is alive and well at a Pennsylvania animal shelter, which is now filled with joy after successfully emptying its kennels. Adams County SPCA in Gettysburg had much to rejoice about as they managed to clear out their kennels over a span of two weeks, with the exception of one stray that recently arrived, as announced by the staff on Facebook.

The post read, “Our community stepped up once again! This is the first time in 47 YEARS that the Adams County SPCA is empty let alone at Christmas time.”

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“It is a true miracle! To say that we are beyond excited is an understatement!,” he added.

They marked the occasion by sharing a photo featuring smiling staff members, both kneeling and standing, beside the open doors of a line of vacant kennels.

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The shelter successfully placed nearly 600 animals in new homes this year and managed to reunite 125 with their respective owners, according to the staff.

With their shelter currently vacant, the announcement was made that they will be welcoming animals from nearby kennels to assist in "relieve some of their stress."

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Every year, approximately 6.3 million animals are brought to shelters, as reported by the ASPCA. Out of this total, around 4.1 million find new homes through adoption, while approximately 920,000 sadly undergo euthanasia.


 

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 19:51 IST

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