17 Pets Adopted During Founder’s Day Adopt-A-Thon

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Each year, Nexstar’s 199 television stations dedicate their time and energy to a community service project.

We call it Founder’s Day of Caring, and this year we’re partnering with Bay County Animal Control and Operation Spay Bay to host a Pet Adopt-A-Thon.

Bay County Shelter cats and dogs had a chance to run and play Adopt-A-Thon.

Some furry friends have even left the shelter with a new owner.

Bay County Animal Control Administrative Assistant Serina Junger said their goal is to find homes for the animals as quickly as possible.

“We need to move our adoptions around to give us more room for additional animals to come in. Once our facility is full, we have to ask people to keep their animals a little longer until they have room. Each adopted animal opens up another space for another animal to come in and have the opportunity to return home for adoption,” Junger said.

Junger said they receive about 30 new animals at the shelter each week.

Operation Spay Bay Maxine Cornette said events like this are a chance to educate people on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.

“Please sterilize and sterilize. Recorded euthanasias in this country are around 50 million,” Cornette said. “We were euthanizing far too many pets, it’s really important. Spay and spay. All of these babies would have homes if we just spayed our pets.

The cost to adopt a cat or dog is $25.

This includes neutering or neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, and flea and heartworm treatments.

Prior to Friday’s Adop-A-Thon, the shelter was filled with more than 50 animals.

About half of them found a new forever home during our event. A total of 17 pets were adopted on Friday, 12 dogs and five cats.

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