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Shelter Emptied: Every Dog and Cat on Adoption Floor Finds a Home

On Nov. 7, Friends of Summit County (Ohio) Animal Control posted these pictures on their Facebook page:

Summit County Animal Shelter 1

Summit County Animal Shelter 2

Don’t be alarmed, here’s the shelter’s accompanying announcement:

Friends, THERE IS NOT A DOG OR A CAT LEFT IN THE BUILDING!
There are several dogs on stray hold but the adoption floor is EMPTY!
Volunteer Macee took these photos & wrote:
This is my dream….that all dog pounds will be empty some day. Thank you SCAC , their volunteers and the dogs, for staying the course. We will miss each of you.
BEST WISHES & CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH & ALL!!

Congrats to the staff of Summit County Animal Control in Akron, Ohio!

Whether you start out by buying or adopting, one of the best ways to ensure an animal doesn’t wind up in a shelter is to pick the right pet for your life and family. (Actually, good breeders — NOT puppy mills that supply pet stores — will usually take one of their dogs back if the owners can’t keep it.)

Here are a couple of videos to help you start the right way: