"To be able to walk into work Friday morning and see a line of excited people waiting for our shelter to open was spectacular," Alex Watkins, marketing coordinator at the Forsyth Humane Society, told The Dodo. "The fact that this is one less barrier to get more animals out of the shelter and into homes was truly a Christmas miracle in our eyes."
Over the course of the day, everyone interested in adopting met with one of the shelter's adoption counselors to make sure their home was the right fit for a pet. If the counselor determined they were a good match, they were able to take home their new furry friend that day.
By the end of the day on Friday, 30 adoptions were finalized thanks to the generous donation. The shelter was then closed Saturday through Monday for the holidays, and by the end of the day on Tuesday, the shelter was completely empty.