SPCA 11-11 Pet Adopt-A-Thon Update — We Did It!!!

Published On November 11, 2011 | By Mike Carroll | KCRA-TV, Mike's TV News Stories, One-Man Newsman, Pets, TV News Vault

Late yesterday I got these text messages from Leslie Korrine with the Sacramento SPCA:

“We have been inundated. Running out of animals!! It’s been a madhouse. People lined up at 8am.”

Then from me: “Did any other station do a story on this?”

From Leslie: “We did Good Day [Sacramento] and had some advertising but a lot of people are saying that they saw the story on channel 3 [KCRA]. Thank you again!!”

Sasha, who I met when I shot the preview news story, now has a home.

The goal had been to get 111 pets adopted in one day on 11-11-2011. On an average day the Sacramento SPCA adopts out 25-30 pets a day. To try to achieve the goal of 111 in one day was ambitious. They were going to be open for twelve hours, from 11:11 AM to 11:11 PM in order to meet this goal.

But Sacramentans started arriving and lining up at 8 AM — three hours early. By 6 PM they had adopted out 126 pets. In fact, they ran out of pets to adopt! This has never happened before.

Many thanks to all the people who saw the story on KCRA and went to the SPCA to give a pet a home for the approaching holidays.

Well done, Sacramento!







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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

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