The good news has gone viral.
On Facebook, hundreds of people liked and shared the shelter's post; tens of thousands more signaled their approval on Reddit. And the participation of people online is actually a big reason why the shelter was emptied.
"We attribute our adoption success to the social media community," shelter office manager Amber Brewer told The Dodo.
As the shelter posts about available pets, and those who might be lost, folks following on Facebook forward them along to friends and family — a small act that can go a long way.
"Their posts on social media are instrumental in maximizing the visibility of every animal, from those available for adoption, to stray animals getting reunited with their families," Brewer said. "They truly make a huge difference."