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Largest pet adoption event in the Pee Dee set for Saturday

An estimated 2.7 million animals are euthanized per year in the United States. (Source: WMBF News) An estimated 2.7 million animals are euthanized per year in the United States. (Source: WMBF News)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - An estimated 2.7 million animals are euthanized per year in the United States.

14 different agencies will come together for the largest pet adoption event in the Pee Dee. Joe McCall is the organizer of the event which is now in its second year.

He said as he traveled to various animal shelters and animal control centers, he came across one agency that was so full that it was unable to go out and pick up animals from the streets.

On Saturday, you’ll have a chance to adopt one of the countless animals in need of a home in our area.

Joe McCall, event organizer, says, “If an animal stays in a shelter for a certain amount of time and they are deemed not adoptable, they will potentially be euthanized." 

The pet adoption is a part of a larger event called Community Appreciation Day.

It’s all happening at Carolinas Hospital, on Pamplico Highway.

The event gets started at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m.  

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