July 19th, 2010, 11:58 am
Orange County Animal Care had a big turnout Saturday for its annual Forever Friends for Free.
Director Ryan Drabek reported Monday that 144 pets were adopted to new families: 79 dogs, 63 cats, and 2 rabbits.
“It was incredible to see such support from the community,” Drabek said. “We had a long wait line for adoptions all day.”
Pet adoption fees were waived with the exception of the license and microchip fees.
The event is made possible by a donation from the Angels Baseball Foundation, which raised money last fall for both the shelter and the foundation.
Angels second-baseman Howie Kendrick and his wife, Jody, spearheaded the fundraising event; both were at the event Saturday.
Top photo: Howie Kendrick signs autographs for fans and prospective animal adopters Saturday.
– Photos courtesy of OCAC