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Animal adoptions up in Austin

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The Austin Humane Society has had nearly 100 adoptions in the last five days, more than double what they normally see.

On Friday they kicked off the five dollars for five days event, something that was new this year. Lines of people were out the door each morning. In total, 60 cats and 30 dogs were picked out.

Making the adoption more affordable attracted more customers who could use that extra money on food, toys and veterinarian appointments.

Since the city continues to grow, so do the number of animals needing to be adopted.

"One of the things we do here more than any other time of the year is counsel," said Kelly Hanes of the Austin Humane Society. "We meet with people, we go over what they're looking for. You don't want to bring a dog or cat into your home that's not ready to be in your home."

Doing that helps reduce the number of animals brought back to the humane society after the holidays.

They just closed for the day and will be closed on Christmas. However, they will reopen on Thursday.

Kitten season is right after the holidays so that will be their next focus.

LINK: Austin Humane Society

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