"[It} brought out people in droves," shelter worker Jodi Hamilton told news station WDAM. "I have been here eight years and this is the first time in my memory we have not had any available, adoptable dogs."
But dogs weren't the only pets whose lives changed that day. Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control later announced on Facebook that all the cats there had been adopted too - another first for the shelter.
It won't be long, sadly, before the shelter is once again bustling with new dogs and cats who will be waiting for their special day to arrive - but each and every rescue offers a sweet reminder that there are still plenty of folks who care.