Families find 'furever' friends at adoption events

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Hundreds of people gathered at various pet adoption events in Wichita today.

The Kansas Humane Society hosted their annual Pet Independence Day Adoption Event. Adoption fees dropped to $17.76 for this day only. 

"We've been doing the Pet Independence Day event for more than 10 years now. During the summer time, we do see an increase in the number of pets here. So, events like this always help us to find homes for as many of them as possible," said Ashly McHenry, shelter manager.

Animal rescue group, Beauties & Beasts, hosted two adoption events today at Woof Gang Bakery by 21st and Webb Road, and Chuck & Don's, by 21st and Greenwich.

"At the end of the day, it's to get as many dogs and cats adopted out and into homes. Every one we get out, there's already one waiting, so whether it's through KHS, WAAL, PALS, K-9 Karma, Beauties & Beasts, adopt a dog," said Elizabeth Gunneson, volunteer with Beauties & Beasts.

More adoption events are planned throughout the summer. To learn more about their events, click on their names below.

Beauties & Beasts
Kansas Humane Society
K-9 Karma Animal Advocates
Pals Animal Rescue
Wichita Animal Action League

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