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Florida animal shelter celebrates empty kennel for the first time ever

'Let's keep the momentum going and good vibes flowing!'
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control celebrates empty kennel
Posted at 6:06 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 13:18:04-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — An animal shelter in South Florida celebrated a historic moment on Wednesday. For the first time ever, Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control emptied one of their dog kennels.

"This amazing milestone was made possible by the help and support of our entire community!" they wrote on Facebook.

A video shows shelter staff wearing their masks, clapping and cheering in celebration.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control thanked shelter workers, foster parents and all those who adopted a pet.

But, there are still animals at the shelter waiting for their forever homes. As well as a few cats, two horses and a pig! Click here to learn more about those animals.

According to a supervisor at the shelter, only "emergency surrenders" of animals, including cruelty and cases of domestic violence, are being accepted at the moment.

The shelter is not aggressively picking up strays.