INDIANAPOLIS - Hundreds of cats and dogs are out of the shelter and in homes after the inaugural "Indy Mega Adoption" event on Saturday.
Organizers said approximately 750 animals were ready to be adopted at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday. The event brought together animals from numerous local shelters under one roof.
People also showed up – in droves.
"They came in and our very first adoption happened about a minute and a half after we were open," said Megan Bennett, who works with the FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Within 90 minutes, 91 dogs and 58 cats had been adopted, all for just $30 apiece.
By the end of the day, 217 dogs and 215 cats had been adopted, and organizers said hundreds more animals were expected to be at the fairgrounds for the second day of the event on Sunday.
Adoptions were set to open at 10 a.m. Sunday, and organizers were already talking about another "Mega Adoption" event in October.
Semi crash closes I-65 SB near downtown
A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a vehicle closed a section of Interstate 65 near downtown Indianapolis early Sunday.
Community goes #SillerStrong for Danville teen
A Danville teen being treated at Riley Hospital for Children for a heart complication received support from across the country this week…
Two men killed in Monroe County plane crash
Two people were killed Thursday after a small plane crashed near the Monroe County Airport, the coroner's office confirmed.
IMPD's act of kindness caught on camera
An act of kindness between a few IMPD officers and a young child was caught on camera this week at a local restaurant.
Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes raises $330k
Diabetes affects 29 million people in the U.S., and 750,00 of those people are living right here in Indiana.
Deputies shoot Monrovia man during warrant serve
Morgan County Sheriff's deputies shot a man Friday while attempting to serve a warrant, Sheriff Robert Downey confirmed.