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Happiest Shelter Photo Ever: Nothing But Empty Cages!

Happiest Shelter Photo Ever: Nothing But Empty Cages!

They should call it Paws Across America! Nearly 700 shelters around the U.S. worked especially hard this past Saturday with one goal in mind — to place shelter animals in forever homes as part of the "Clear The Shelters" (CTS) initiative, organized by NBC and Telemundo.

Ms. Jane, Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Happy endings to heartbreaking stories abounded this weekend, but for one lucky pittie, her homecoming was especially poignant. 

Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Ms. Jane was brought to the Fort Worth Animal Shelter as a stray in early May. "When she first came to us, she was extremely shy," one staffer told The Dodo (NBC's digital partner in the effort). "She wouldn't come up to people or even leave the kennel unless a shelter technician physically picked her up and carried her wherever she needed to go." 

Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Ms. Jane eventually opened up to shelter staff—but she became so bonded with them that potential adopters didn't get to see her loving side. She was saving all her loving for the shelter staffers she already knew. 

Fort Worth Animal Shelter

As fate would have it, however, Ms. Jane's perfect human finally showed up. She let herself take a chance on one woman who showed up on CTS day—and now Ms. Jane and her new human are a family.

Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Even more good news: the Fort Worth Animal Shelter was successful in their goal of clearing the shelter, placing 310 cats and dogs in loving forever homes. Across the country, 20,000 cats and dogs left shelter life behind this Saturday and began new lives as beloved family pets. 

Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Fort Worth Animal Shelter

"I can tell you that having more than 300 adoptions on any single day is phenomenal for us because on average, we only process 18 to 20 adoptions a day," said Jacques Lickteig of the Fort Worth Animal Shelter. "We set a precedent for ourselves." 

For your additional viewing pleasure, check out this video from The Dodo of a rescue pittie getting her first bath and LOVING it!

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