Homeward bound

Butte Humane Society adopts out 98 animals in 12 hours

Kudos to the Butte Humane Society for its success in pulling off the largest adoption event in the organization’s history.

On Saturday (Aug. 6.), between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., the Chico shelter found homes for 98 animals. Those adoptions took place during the “Empty the Shelter” event, which was organized in response to the county’s record number of homeless animals.

Each adoptee is spayed or neutered, as well as microchipped and vaccinated. Adoption fees were reduced significantly during the 12-hour adopt-a-thon.

The event is part of BHS’ entry in a national challenge by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that will award $100,000 to the shelter that adopts the most animals between August and October. For more info about BHS, visit www.buttehumane.org.