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Allen County SPCA Sees More Adoptions Than Ever

The Allen County SPCA saw an increase in adoptions in 2016. The local nonprofit organization adopted out 1,472 cats and 1,188 dogs for a grand total of 2,660 adoptions. This compares to 2,458 adoptions in 2015 and 471 adoptions in 2011.

“Every year, we end up adopting out more and more animals, and this year was no different,” said Allen County SPCA Executive Director, Jessica Henry. “Our success points to the incredible support we receive from the community and the commitment of the Allen County SPCA staff and volunteers. Of course, increased adoptions mean increased need. When our numbers continue to improve so incredibly, we must be able to support that monetarily. Since we don’t receive direct funding from the government or from the national ASPCA, we truly value every dollar sent our way. Those dollars will help us save even more lives in 2017.”

The Allen County SPCA is hoping for a record 2,800 adoptions in 2017.

The Allen County SPCA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been providing shelter to northeast Indiana’s homeless cats and dogs for over 60 years. Our mission is to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing a safe haven for animals, an effective and comprehensive adoption program, education and outreach programs for the community and deep and broad membership and volunteer programs.