RACC sets record with 71 adoptions Wednesday

RACC sets record with 71 adoptions Wednesday
Richmond Animal Care and Control will be closed July 4-5 but will offer an adoption special July 3. (Source: RACC)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Animal Care and Control announced a record-breaking number of adoptions Wednesday.

RACC said 71 animals were adopted during its $4 adoption special.

The shelter was operating at capacity with 444 animals and was open for an additional hour due to the promotion.

RACC will be closed Thursday and Friday but will resume normal operating hours Saturday.

Record breaking adoption day today! 71 RACC pets found new loving forever homes! It was AWESOME! Thank you to all of the new families-please post pictures! #weareyourcityshelter

Posted by Richmond Animal Care and Control on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

RACC said summer is an active time for the shelter and it is currently at capacity with 444 pets in its care. For the year to-date, RACC has taken in more than 1,700 animals and has a 91 percent save rate.

RACC and other area shelters are also issuing fireworks warnings, advising pet owners to make sure their animals are properly tagged and microchipped and kept inside while fireworks are being set off.

For the love of all that is holy...leave your dogs at home. DO NOT TAKE YOUR DOG TO SEE THE FIREWORKS. Here are some...

Posted by Richmond Animal Care and Control on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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