TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter sent dogs and cats home for the holidays.
About two weeks ago, the shelter was dealing with overcrowding. Many foster parents are students and could not take the animals home for Christmas.
Adoption fees Saturday were only $25.
The shelter reported at least 19 pets were placed in permanent homes.
"Our community has stepped up so much and has really helped us with our fostering," Director Jennifer Earp said, "But the important part is that these animals o to long-term, loving homes. We want to adopt out as many as we can, but we want to make sure it's the best fit for the animal as well."
If you missed the "Home for the Holidays" event, it's not too late to adopt before Christmas. Upcoming events and animals up for adoption are posted on the shelter's website, metroanimalshelter.org.