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The Seattle Humane Society says a record-setting 359 pets were adopted into loving homes during the weekend pet Adoption Blitz.

Buzz for the free adoption event brought crowds in the hundreds, helping us provide homes for dogs, cats and critters in a three-day period, spokeswoman Rhonda Manville says.

Adoption fees were waived on all pets on Seattle Humane s adoption floor and website Oct. 4-6. On the first day of the event, 156 pets were adopted, setting an all-time high for the most pets adopted from the shelter in a single day.

Adoption highlights include: 149 kittens, as well as 47 senior and long-timer cats and dogs, placed into homes of their own.

The oldest pets adopted during the event were Princess and Pepper, two 14-year-old Lab sisters, and Rachel, an 11-year-old Pit Bull Terrier.

See a selection of adoptable animals at seattlehumane.org and visit more in person at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue (near the junction of I-90 and I-405). Seattle Humane is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun.

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