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Animals Become Pets Through Adopt-A-Thon

Posted May 4, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— May 5, 1996 - 6:05 p.m. EDT

Adopt-A-Thon '96 is a special campaign promoting pet adoptions nationwide, and the Orange County Animal Shelter stayed open for 36 hours to save as many animals' lives as possible.

Shelter employee Marc Driskil says there were plenty of lucky orphans this weekend.

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Driskil says they usually find homes for about 10 animals per weekend, but that there were 36 homeless animals adopted Saturday and at least 14 more by midday Sunday.