Animal Shelters Report Record Adoptions

adoptionMEDFORD, Ore. — 2013 was a good year for adoptions at Southern Oregon animal shelters.

SoHumane reports more than 1,400 animals finding homes last year – 475 cats and 935 dogs. Normally, the shelter is at capacity, but this weekend it’s full of empty cages and kennels because of so many adoptions.

Volunteers did not see any specific age or breed outdo another in the adoptions last year. They’re hopeful for another record year to come.

“We’re just so grateful to the community for caring so much and extending a hand to animals that are not always perfect. You know many animals that end up in shelters have challenges and they’re just embraced,” explained Hillary Hulen at the Southern Oregon Humane Society.

2013 was a good year for the Jackson County Animal Shelter; it reported more adoptions compared to 2012 and broke a record for the number of cats finding homes in a year’s time.

For the first time in the shelter’s history, it also saw the amount of cat adoptions surpass the amount of dog adoptions in 2013.