This South Florida animal shelter was able to find furever homes for dozens of stray and abandoned dogs. In a video posted on Facebook, Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control showed off their empty cages as the last animal was placed. This was the first time in history for the usually packed shelter.
"An incredible and joyful thing happened today," the Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control wrote on Facebook. "For the first time in the history of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, we have completely emptied one of our three dog kennels!"
The kennel is just one of three that shelters stray dogs, serving as an overflow from their main kennel, which is still accepting interested fosterers and adoptees.
The Palm Beach shelter shared the video of the moment on social media on Tuesday, April 14.
The video shows volunteers and staff clapping and cheering as they celebrate the line of completely empty cages while dressed in protective face masks.
The post goes on to attribute the "amazing milestone" to the support of their entire community, as well as their staff and volunteers who put a "tireless effort" into finding each pet who comes through their doors a new home.
"Thank you to our incredible foster parents who open their heart and homes to thousands of pets each year; thank you to everyone who has opted to adopt a shelter pet - whether it be here or from any of the other amazing organizations out there; thank you to our placement partner organizations far and wide - without them, this would not be possible."
Due to a big wave of interest, they were able to find these furry friends homes with locals and by partnering with other rescue organizations.
They aren't the only shelter seeing large numbers of adoption post-social distancing regulations.
Throughout the country, people have been adopting and fostering pets from their local shelters causing some to also run out of animals to adopt.
The Palm Beach shelter has temporarily stopped any owner surrender appointments, except for in emergency cases.
Though they were able to find homes for this location, they're still looking to house more animals from their other kennels, which includes more cats and dogs, two adoptable horses, and a pig named Charlotte.