Fur-babies find their "fur-ever" homes during annual adoption ev - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Fur-babies find their "fur-ever" homes during annual adoption event

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Dozens of four-legged friends in Columbia found their forever homes on Saturday.

It was all thanks to the annual Clear the Shelter adoption special.

The event is designed to help find loving homes for animals in need.

Columbia and Lexington County Animal Services offered free adoptions for all animals as part of the special event.

"I came out here to get a little dog cause I don't have any kids, and I love puppies,” Columbia native Nathan Jackson said. “I hoped to come out here and adopt a dog but I found out I'll get them free today. That's even better."

At last check, more than 200 animals found a home on Saturday thanks to the event. 53,000 animals were adopted nationwide from more than 900 shelters. 

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

    Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:54 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:26:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

    More >>

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

    More >>
  • Man drowns trying to save child swept out to sea in NC

    Man drowns trying to save child swept out to sea in NC

    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:48 AM EDT2018-07-21 07:48:48 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-07-21 08:08:57 GMT

    It's another reminder of the power of the ocean, and its potential danger for beachgoers.

    More >>

    It's another reminder of the power of the ocean, and its potential danger for beachgoers.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly