A record number of San Luis Obispo Black Friday shoppers took home furry friends instead of flat-screen TVs — so many that Woods Humane Society is nearly out of animals.
Woods’ annual Black Friday event, which offered $10 pet adoptions — down from $65 to $150 per animal — was the shelter’s most successful in its five-year run. Sixty-three pets went home with new owners from Nov. 25 to 27, according to Steve Kragenbrink, community programs director.
Funds from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Subaru’s “Share the Love” campaign helped cover the costs of the discounted adoptions.
“Instead of standing in line and getting a new microwave, come to the shelter and get a new best friend,” Kragenbrink said.
Kragenbrink attributed the adoption frenzy to Woods’ decision to promote all its adoptable pets. In the past, the promotion was primarily focused on animals with black coats. But …