Hundreds of people lined up to adopt animals at Jackson Co. Animal Shelter

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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) -- More than one hundred people lined up at the Jackson County Animal Shelter Saturday morning for a very special adoption event.

More than 100 people lined up at the Jackson County Animal Shelter this morning for a special adoption event.

Friday night about 20 puppies were transported from a Mississippi due to due an overpopulation issue.

Most of the puppies were adopted within one hour of the event opening.

"We had 26 puppies come in this morning, we opened at 10 O' Clock we have three left its 11 O' Clock ," said Lydia Sattler the Director of Animal Services Jackson County.

"So they went pretty fast," said Sattler.

Some of the new pet owners were happy that they could make a difference in the community.

"I've been looking for a puppy, but wanted to do something and rescue an animal and feel really good about that so I came today to just look and see and then met this little guy," Veronica Cousino.

"I think this is awesome," said new pet owner Angie Gears.

"There (are) so many dogs that need homes and if they're not all down south or wherever then bring them here cause there are plenty people obviously that want a dog," said Gears.

Even some of the dogs who have been at the shelter for a longer period of time find their new home.

"We also adopted some of our resident large dogs that have been waiting for a home too, and also some cats and kittens," said Sattler.

"Come on down and rescue an animal there the best animals you can ever have as a pet," Animal Control Officer said Shawn Lutz.

More than 50 animals were adopted at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

If you are looking to adopt a pet from the shelter head to their website,

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