Hawaii Humane Society Celebrates An Empty Shelter, And The Last Dog Adopted Receives A Big Farewell

The Hawaiian Humane Society in Honolulu finished 2016 on an almost impossible note.

As part of its “Clear the Shelter” campaign, “Beauty” the dog walked out as the last remaining pet to be adopted in the Shelter.

HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY

HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY

Suzy Tam, Communications Coordinator for the shelter, told the Huffington Post that “It was the first time in Hawaiian Humane history that our shelter has cleared out all the animals available for adoption.”

Beauty and Jan seem to be enjoying their new-found love together!

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The Humane society has an open-admissions policy, which means that shelter did not stay empty for long.

The shelter can recieve up to 65 new animals every day, Tam told the Huffington Post.

Hawaiian Humane Society

Hawaiian Humane Society

According to the ASPCA, 7.6 million animals are dropped off at shelters per year while only 2.7 million pets are adopted back into loving homes.

Although the Hawaiian Humane Society is back to having pets in need at their shelter, this gives me hope that one day we’ll be hearing a nationwide empty shelter

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