Sapulpa animals saved from euthanasia after adoption event

Posted at 9:49 AM, May 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-13 10:49:48-04

SAPULPA, Okla. -- A close call for Sapulpa Animal Shelter after a threat to euthanize a handful of dogs at their overcrowded shelter, but thanks to the community the shelter had their most successful adoption event and don't have to euthanize any animals.

"I want him, I do. Oh my gosh! We’re going to have so much fun!" said Debbie Hughes, who adopted a dog Saturday afternoon.

Debbie Hughes spotted pictures of Toad the pitbull on social media.

"It is a big step to take on a responsibility of a dog but I’m ready and I think he’ll be great," said Hughes.

Hughes sprung into action and came to Sapulpa Animal Shelter where the pup was staying. After running, petting, and bonding with Toad she decided he was a winner, and a perfect fit to fill a void in her life.

"I went through a loss with my son about a year ago and it’s kind of hard being alone in those moments, and he’s really going to help me, he will, he’ll be that for me as well," said Hughes.

A record 15 dogs and four cats were all adopted within two days from Sapulpa Animal Shelter, this coming after their desperate plea for people to save these animals.

"If we don’t get the adoptions we are forced to have to euthanize," said Mary Ruhl, the shelter supervisor.

It's a sad reality for overcrowding at shelters, but one they were able to avoid thanks for the adoption event and help from Sapulpa Furry Friends.

"Anytime that we get a good event going and adoptions are done, that relieves stress on the dogs and the personnel here at the shelter," said Duhl.

The shelter only has two dogs left up for adoption, and a handful of cats.

With the warmer weather coming in shelter personnel say they get new animals every day, but are thankful for now that these pups are going to a fur-ever home.

"Found this guy and he was really really calm and I really like that and I think he’ll be a good match for our little family," said Eli Kaleveik, who adopted Prince Guardian Saturday afternoon.

Members of the Sapulpa Animal Shelter urge pet owners to spay and neuter your animals, and claim them if they're found in a pound.


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