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Free pet adoption event draws big crowd

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Hundreds of dogs and cats are finding new homes this weekend at a free adoption event in southern Wisconsin.

Dane County Humane Society, Dane County Friends of Ferals, Angels Wish, Friends of Noah and the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin are teaming up this weekend to find forever homes for dogs and cats at their facilities. It's part of a nationwide effort called Maddie's Pet Adoption Days.

DCHS spokesperson Gayle Viney says most of the DCHS dogs were adopted in the first day of the event on Saturday but there are still many adult cats left.

68 cats were adopted and 77 dogs. Seven dogs are still available and more than 80 cats. In Janesville, the humane society adopted out more than 100 animals and is now pretty much empty.

Viney tells 27 News they have a system to ensure the best match is made.

"We have a really great process in place because we did this event last year. We really know what to expect and we have a system where we will guide people through the process and really talk to them about what there looking for," says Viney.

Those who qualify can take home a new pet for free. The event continues Sunday.

Visit the DCHS website for a list of locations and other adoption information.

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