Homeless dogs and cats received new homes through today's national free adoption drive. Hill's Science Diet covered the fees for the first 10 pet adoptions at shelters across the country.
The Cat Association of Topeka also participated in the adoption drive.
More than 50 people arrived within the first 20 minutes at the Helping Hands Humane Society when the doors opened at 11:30 a.m.
Located at 2625 N.W. Rochester Rd., the local shelter offered five dollars off adoption fees as part of the national event.
Helping Hands receives about 9,000 to 10,000 homeless pets annually. The shelter has been raising funds for a new expansion that would double the number of pens. With four million dollars in donations already, they hope to raise their funds to five million dollars before they break ground.
For more information on Helping Hands, visit www.hhhstopeka.org.