City joins agencies for National Adoption Weekend

The Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society helped more than 30 animals find homes for PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.

Amid weeksâ?? worth of controversy and an ongoing internal investigation, Amarillo Animal Control partnered with other agencies for PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.

"We're all working for a common goal which is to get as many animals into homes as possible," Amarillo Panhandle Human Society Executive Director Jena McFall said. "That includes all of the non-profits, and that also includes Animal Control."

Saturday, Animal Control took nearly 15 of its animals to PetSmart. DAWGSn Texas agreed to help Animal Control adopt some of its animals.

"We adopted five out yesterday (of theirs), we had people here at 12 p.m. waiting on some of the dogs that they had seen here yesterday, and we've adopted some of theirs today," DAWGS Shelter Manager Rebecca Gravdahl said.

The Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society also joined forces for the three-day half-off adoption weekend. The humane society adopted 13 animals Friday, and 17 Saturday, numbers McFall said are uncommon for one weekend.

"And we still have today," McFall said. "I'm really glad to see the publicity on this, and just the cooperation between agencies is very encouraging."