Thanks to a lot of coffee and the hard work of about a half dozen volunteers, the South Wood County Humane Society was able to find homes for several happy pets this weekend.
"It was actually pretty beneficial. We adopted out 13 pets so far, which is actually really good for one day," said Vanessa Marceau of the South Wood County Humane Society.
To alleviate the Humane Society’s crowding problems, the employees and volunteers have been manning the shelter's phones since Saturday at noon.
Through a selective process, the workers have adopters fill out applications that assure the dog, cat or rabbit is headed to a home that can properly care for it.
The Adoptathon helps families find pets that are a good fit for them and helps the humane society create space so they can fit all their animals under one roof, something that isn't always easy for area animal shelters in their current facilities.
"If wishing could make it so we would take a new building in a heartbeat," said Karen Landowski, Human Society Board Member.
But until they get a new building, the Humane Society will continue relying on the work of people like the volunteers who spent a sleepless weekend, helping the animals find homes.