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June 24, 2013

Adopt-a-thon at Cleveland County fairgrounds declared success

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NORMAN —

That explains why signs were hanging on many of the cages; the pets were waiting for their new family to complete the adoption process.

After the adoption process was complete the new owners were able to pick out a few “goodies” from the supply table and take their new furry friend home.

The supply tables were full of everything from treats to food and water bowls for the animals.

As one of the new pet owners played around with the newest addition to their family, his wife April Smith said they wanted to adopt a pet because they wanted to make sure they went to a good home after all the animal had been through with the tornado.

“They’ve been through a lot and we just wanted to make them feel safe,” Smith said. “At least we know they will have a good home.”

Smith and her family, residents of Mustang, got in line around 12:30 p.m. and by 3 p.m. they were ready to take their new dog home.

Tuttle resident Kayla Waite and her family were also able to adopt a dog who was a little over a year old. She said they already had two dogs, but they have a huge yard and they wanted to help with the cause.

Moore resident Kathren Stehno said she hadn’t had a pet in a long time, five years in fact since her last pet died. But, she thought the adopt-a-thon would be a great opportunity to change that.

“My heart goes out to all of the animals that have been misplaced due to the tornado, so we thought maybe we could offer our home up to one of these precious babies,” Stehno said.

Her grandchildren also thought it was about time for her to get a dog or a cat, she said with a laugh.

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