For the first time in 47 years, the animal shelter in Pennsylvania is devoid of animals.

Just in time for Christmas, the Adams County SPCA has found new homes for 598 animals and reunited 125 with their owners.

An animal shelter in Pennsylvania has achieved an important milestone this holiday season, experiencing the joy of “less is more”.

“We are extremely thrilled! Our dedicated staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to care for these animals and ensure they find the perfect homes,” said the shelter in a statement.

In addition to the 598 adoptions, the shelter successfully reunited 125 stray animals with their owners. For those interested in welcoming a new furry family member, the Adams County SPCA staff will be retrieving animals from other Pennsylvania shelters next week.

“For now, we will rejoice in this achievement! Merry Christmas!” expressed the shelter.

In early December, the shelter was almost at capacity, but now it has been completely emptied out, except for one lucky cat that arrived just as the good news was being shared.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), approximately 6.3 million animals enter shelters across the country each year. Out of these, 3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

The ASPCA also reported that the annual number of euthanized shelter animals has decreased, with around 920,000 euthanized in recent years compared to over 2.5 million in 2011. This positive change is a result of increased adoption rates and successful returning of stray animals to their owners.

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