Hundreds of animals adopted

DOWNEY - More than 230 animals were placed in homes last weekend during a three-day Mega Match-a-Thon sponsored by local animal control agencies.According to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, 237 animals were adopted last week, compared to 156 animals the year before. Local animal shelters partnered with the ASPCA and the Bark Avenue Foundation to lower adoption fees in advance of Easter weekend. "We are ecstatic to see such a significant increase in adoptions since last year," said Marcia Mayeda, director of county animal control.

********** Published: April 12, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 52