It was a first-of-its-kind event in southwest Iowa on Saturday as rescue groups came together for the common goal of getting as many pets adopted as possible.
Outside of the Petco store in Council Bluffs you could find a lot of furry friends. These pets weren't for sale, but rescued or abandoned and in need of loving homes. “It's our way of sharing space and working together to adopt as many animals as possible,” said Pottawattamie County Supervisor Loren Knauss.
The idea seemed to be working as within an hour or so, eight pets were adopted. “I think it's really bringing down the walls of different organizations that we are all working together for the common goal for the animals,” said Kathy Humann with Western Iowa's Feral Cat Program.
People from around the area came to check it out. "In July I lost my dog and I'm just kind of ready to get another one,” said Lorraine Lebeck, who filled out the adoption paperwork to take home 6-year-old beagle Mr. B. "I'm pretty excited."
There will be another such pet adoption event October 5th at Orscheline Farm & Home in Red Oak, Iowa where pet food donations will be accepted and microchipping will be offered.