JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In a sea of barking dogs, Bee Bee is the quietest pup in the pound. She was dropped off at Animal Care and Protective Services by her owner a day before Thanksgiving.
"These animals are as great as any you would find in a pet store," said ACPS Director, Scott Trebatoski.
But this weekend, she will be one of hundreds of pet surrenders and rescues at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds hoping to find a new home.
"If we could adopt out more than 1,000 animals this weekend, that basically means that no dogs or cats will die in a shelter next month," said President and Founder of No More Homeless Pets
, Rick DuCharme.
Starting Friday, hundreds of cages will hold more than 1,200 cats and dogs for the largest pet adoption in the country. "It would basically clean out all the shelters in Northeast Florida," said DuCharme.
Every potential pet has been spayed or neutered, and micro-chipped. Organizers say moving them out will make room for more.
"When you are bringing in between 30 to 130 animals a day, you fill up quickly," said Trebatoski.
But they say it can only happen if you open your hearts and homes. "This gives us an opportunity to big part of something big. This doesn't happen in every community," said Trebatoski.
It would get hundreds of homeless animals like Bee Bee out of cold cages and back into the loving life they knew.
The Home for the Holidays Adoption
event is Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Parking and admission are free.