Bangor Humane Society Clears Shelter

Updated 2 years ago

It’s something the Bangor Humane Society has never experienced ever before-silence.This weekend, the shelter adopted out its last available pet.It was the culmination of the first ever Mega Matchathon.The Bangor Humane Society was one of 55 in the nation to receive a grant to support the event.The shelter was planning to stay open until Sunday evening, but by Saturday at 12:30 p.m., there were no pets left for adoption.”We really thought realistically we could expect about 50 people or so at 10 a.m. (on Friday). And it was closer to 200,” says Bangor Humane Society Exective Director Suzan Bell. “So, quickly the systems we put into place were stretched to their breaking point. So we learned a lot and when we do this again, we’ll have a different system in place.”101 dogs and cats, as well as some guinea pigs, gerbils, bunnies and a rat were all placed in homes.The Bangor Humane Society is now working on its next fundraiser, a $100,000 challenge grant from the ASPCA and Rachael Ray.


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