Shelter reaches 10,000 adoption goal

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Over 10,000 animals were adopted from one shelter this yearThe Oregon Humane Society may have a lot to be thankful for in 2009. The shelter reached their goal of having 10,000 of their animals adopted this year, according to

The largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest, the shelter tried to reach the same goal last year, however fell short at 9,229, which made them even more determined to reach their goal in 2009.

On Tuesday, December 29, the humane society reached their goal when a puppy named Bella became the 10,000th animal to be adopted. What made the adoption even more special, according to the shelter, was that Bella was one of eight dogs that had been there the longest.

"We had balloons everywhere, we had champagne and cider, we had cake, we were whooping it up," public affairs manager David Lytle tells "It was quite a party."

A shelter can be a good place to adopt a pet, as the animals are usually treated with better care. The problem some pet stores face is that their puppies are brought in through puppy mills, which doesn’t always ensure they’re in the best dog health.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19536411-ADNFCR

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