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Animal adoption numbers increase in Beaufort County

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Animal Shelter said their adoption rate increased31 percent last year compared to 2012's numbers.

They also said there were 18 percent fewer animals euthanized lastyear.

Staff said social media helped the shelter adopt out so manyanimals.

"In 2013 we had more than 4,500 animals come in, and that is a lotof animals to take in," said Joy Nelson. "Majority of those animals were eitheradopted out or sent to no kill shelters."

If you're interested in adopting an animal orbelieve your pet might be at the shelter, contact the Beaufort County AnimalShelter.

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