Some lucky locals went home with new furry forever friends at a student dog adoption event on Saturday.
The Compassion In Action (CIA) Club held its 4th Annual Dog Adoption and Animal Awareness Fair at Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) and adopted out 12 dogs, said club adviser Karen Coyne.
“(The fair) went very well,” Coyne wrote in an email. “Fortunately, 12 of about 45 (dogs) did get adopted, but we still have a long way to go.”
Dogs are being born faster than they can be adopted out, Coyne said, and stressed the importance of getting cats and dogs spayed and neutered. And it’s costing California taxpayers money, she added, they’re paying to keep strays at shelters and have them euthanized. So spaying and neutering pets not only keeps the pet population under control, but it saves taxpayers money.
The saddest part of the event was seeing the dogs that weren’t adopted sitting in their kennels at the end of the day, she said.
Three out of the four rescues present at the fair had dogs adopted out. Barks of Love was the only rescue group that left with the same number of pups that they came in with. Visit www.barksoflove.org for a list of their dogs up for adoption.
Read the full story about the club here.