SVASC Hosts Holiday Adoption Event

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A local animal shelter is working overtime Friday night trying to find homes for all of its animals.

You may be traveling home for the holidays, but the animals at the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center are looking for one.

SVASC staff have pledged to stay open until they find each and every animal a home.

This Christmas, there's no room at the inn or at least at the animal shelter as about 170 animals need a home.

The Center will remain open Friday until hopefully every dog and cat finds a home.

The animals will no longer have to be members of the "lonely hearts club," the hearts showing they've been at the shelter for more than two months.

"In the shelter, they're in a two-by-two cage, or the dogs are in a three-by-eight kennel, and they're lonely and they're bored and just don't have much to do. They would have a much brighter holiday if they were at home on the couch, or with the kids to play with, someone to pet them and love them," said Lauren Maddox, the director at SVASC.

Maddox said they'll be open until at least midnight, and even if you can't adopt an animal, they urge you at least to still come by and visit with the animals, maybe even take a dog for a walk. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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