This past weekend, People Assisting Animal Control helped sponsor and waive adoption fees for animals sitting at the pound, and more than 200 people showed up looking to adopt.
"When it started getting closer to one o'clock, it started looking like Black Friday," said Cheryl Martinez, president of People Assisting Animal Control. "I mean, it literally was like Black Friday. Never seen that many people come."
On Monday, mostly all of the kennels at Animal Control were cleaned out. A total of 40 dogs and 16 cats were adopted and taken to good home.
"Unfortunately, every year we have to euthanize between 60 and 70-percent of all the stays that we take in," said Commander Todd Green of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "So when we have the community come out and help us adopt pets, and we have a great volunteer organization like PAAC, that's what we want to do. That's our goal."
Martinez said they hope to have another event like this one in December.
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