Of course, it didn't take long for the reality of pet abandonment to check back in. After all, about 3.4 million cats enter shelters like this one every year. Only about 37 percent of them are adopted, according to the ASPCA. Many more are euthanized.
So an adoption rate of 100 percent for Cumberland County SPCA is indeed something to celebrate. Even if only a fleeting light, it's the kind of beacon we can follow.
The kind of beacon that says yes, we can do this. Together.
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