Philadelphia animal lovers come out in droves to adopt rescue pets from shelter

- Who would have thought a picture of a long line would be so beautiful!

Holly Dixon, a volunteer at the ACCT Philly animal shelter, took a photo of the long line of people waiting to adopt dogs Saturday at the city shelter.

It was a heartwarming sight to see, after the heartbreaking news that ACCT Philly had to put down 22 sweet dogs on Thursday because it was out of space.

After spreading the news of the shelter's dire situation, people turned out in numbers to adopt and foster dogs.

Dozer, who was featured on FOX 29 News Friday night, and was one of the longest shelter residents, was one of 33 lucky dogs to get adopted.

A whopping 100 applications were approved on Sunday and those people were given vouchers to come back for a dog, between now and the end of the year.

Several Rescues also pulled just over a dozen dogs, and several others were fostered.

This unbelievable effort frees up a lot of space, which was desperately needed. However, a good number of strays and surrenders came in on Saturday.

ACCT Philly is hoping for the same turnout throughout the week, which is when their special ends. All big dogs are free to loving homes and little ones are half-price. Adult cats are also free.

The Animal Control Shelter is located on W. Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia.

Doors open at 10am and volunteers and staff are there until 5pm, ready to pair up some precious pups with their forever families.

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