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Jacob, an English Springer Spaniel, enjoys some time in the sun Saturday during the Artesia Animal Shelter’s Adopt-A-Thon. Brandon Messick - Daily Press

Jacob, an English Springer Spaniel, enjoys some time in the sun Saturday during the Artesia Animal Shelter’s Adopt-A-Thon. Brandon Messick – Daily Press

By BRANDON MESSICK

Daily Press Staff Writer

The City of Artesia Animal Shelter in conjunction with Paws & Claws held its first “Adopt-A-Thon” Saturday, and the Artesia Police Department already intends to have more in the future.

 

Within the front office of the animal shelter, eight cats perched comfortably in their cages as if to greet guests of the shelter as they walked in the door. With more people coming into the shelter on this one Saturday than in the course of most months alone, the cats were as capable a greeting staff as any. According to APD officer Harry Bailey, the shelter’s manager for the past three years, the Adopt-A-Thon had already seen approximately 60 visitors before noon, and several dogs were adopted out to new homes. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.