Organizers say Nevada's Super Pet Adoption Day was a success

RENO, Nev (KOLO) -- Love was in the air throughout Rancho San Rafael Regional Park for the annual ‘Nevada's Super Pet Adoption Day’ as animal lovers flocked to adopt our four legged friends.

"This particular cat took a shine to me and I took a shine to her," said Laura Marineau.

The big adoption event had a little more than 100 animals waiting to find a new home. Organizers say at the end of the day, only few animals were left.

"It exceeded our expectations," said Sean Farnan, SPCA Northern Nevada.

This year had a different set up than years before. Instead of having people go from one shelter to the next, this year, the five shelters brought the animals to the park.

"It's a great idea. I like the fact that all of the agencies partnered together and we are out here on a beautiful day with sunshine, it kind of draws a crowd anyway," said Marineau.

Last week, Pet Network Humane Society brought more than 50 dogs and cats from New Orleans, who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

They brought 15 dogs to the adoption event, 14 of them were rescue dogs from Hurricane Harvey. All 15 were adopted.

"We were extremely hopefully, of course we had no idea, but it turned out for the best regardless," said Caleb Knapp, Pet Network Humane Society, Director of Operations.

Organizers called this year's event a success and were pleased by the change in the set up.

"It totally worked. I told all of the vendors and everybody that we are doing it again next year," said Farnan.