Twenty-five dogs and 11 cats and kittens were transferred today from the Savannah-Chatham Animal Control Shelter to the Atlanta Humane Society to facilitate adoptions.

The Atlanta organization also picked up four cats and nine dogs from the Hilton Head Humane Society.

The Atlanta organization had learned that the census at the Savannah facility was nearing capacity and launched the humanitarian effort to help avoid euthanizing the animals and find homes for them in the Atlanta area.

The transfers eliminated about half of the dogs in the shelter, making room for more animals. Here, animal control officer Christina Sutherin carries a pup to the transport vehicle for a new lease on life!