A Sacramento real estate agent’s offer to pay for any animal adopted at Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter for the remainder of the year triggered an overwhelming first-day response.
The shelter posted the offer from Kim Pacini-Hauch on Facebook on Tuesday evening. More than 2 million people had viewed it as of Wednesday afternoon.
Bobby Mann, a spokesman for the shelter, said more than 250 people were lined up when the shelter opened at noon, an unprecedented number for a weekday. By midafternoon, a sign was posted announcing: “All cats adopted today.”
As of about 4:30 p.m., an hour before closing time, 20 cats and 21 dogs had been adopted, said Jenman Fong, a customer service representative.
During “Home for the Pawlidays,” at the city’s shelter at 2127 Front St., Pacini-Hauch is picking up the cost of pet adoptions through Dec. 31. Adoptions usually cost $85 for dogs and $65 for cats.
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