Hundreds of pets around the Philadelphia region found homes Saturday thanks to viewers flocking to area animal shelters for NBC10's and Telemundo62's "Clear The Shelters" Day.
In total, 1,014 dogs, cats and other animals found homes. And, a few shelters reported records for single-day adoptions.
Before the doors even opened Saturday morning, the line stretched around the Delaware County SPCA. By midday the shelter had set a record for in-house adoptions in one day as more than 65 cats and dogs found homes. The Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, New Jersey also hit a record as nearly 60 pets found homes as the line remained well into the afternoon.
Long lines and high totals of adoptions also marked the event at PSPCA and ACCT Philly as well as the Delaware SPCA in Stanton.
The PSPCA had more than 130 adoptions, including more than 40 cats brought in just this week from a hoarding case.
Before noon, the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter in Mercer County had already cleared all the cats from its kitty room and SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, also in Mercer County, had reported its largest crowd in the past decade. The Camden County Animal Shelter quickly found homes for nearly three dozen pets.
And, the Chester County SPCA found homes for 90 pets.
Some shelters even reported the adoption of some birds during the day. And, at To Love a Canine Rescue in Chester County, "Columbus" discovered a home.
#ClearTheShelters is a nationwide effort by NBC10 and Telemundo stations to find pets new homes. the first adoptions of the day came in from Boston before 9 a.m. then quickly added up to more than 10,000 by early evening.