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Organizers say more than 500 animals were saved at NKUT adoption weekend

Posted at 8:07 AM, May 02, 2015

Big Budah spent Saturday morning at the Utah State Fairpark for the No Kill Utah adoption weekend, and event organizers said they saved more than 500 animal lives at the event.

Budah spoke with Temma Martin , spokeswoman for Best Friends Animal Society, about the animals. About 800 dogs and cats were up for adoption. Martin said later Saturday that they had saved more than 500 animals, about 75 percent of which were dogs and the other 25 percent cats.

Martin said most of those animals were adopted but some were taken in by various rescue organizations to be placed at their facilities or in foster homes. She said they were grateful for everyone who came out to participate and for those who helped spread awareness of the event.

"It was a great weekend," she said referring to the animals who were saved.

Martin said they won't have an exact number for the lives saved for a few more days but said they exceeded their goal for the event by saving more than 500 animals.