When Sacramento real estate agent Kim Pacini heard that there were a thousand animals waiting in her local shelter to be adopted she knew she had to do something.
She decided to offer to pay the adoption fee for any animal adopted at Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter for the remainder of the year. It was an act of kindness — that after going viral on Facebook — triggered an overwhelming response.
More than 250 people turned up to adopt a new family member on the first day alone!
When you see the line around the block to rescue these animals who needed a home you can’t help but smile!
Although the pets are being offered for adoption free of charge, “it’s not a drive-through service,” Bobby Mann, a spokesman for the shelter, said.
People seeking to adopt these pets meet with shelter volunteers who counsel them on the responsibility and cost of pet ownership and try to match the pet with the prospective owner’s lifestyle. Before they go to new homes, the animals are spayed or neutered and inoculated against common diseases. They also get a pet tag and a city license, Mann said.