WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Jefferson County celebrated National Animal Appreciation Week at the Jefferson County Dog Shelter's open house event.
Nearly 200 people attended the event to adopt dogs, and learn more about what the animal response team does. There were 22 dogs up for adoption, and nine of them found a new home during the first hour of the event.
According to Supervisor Todd Cummings, the type of dogs at this year's open house were different from last year's event.
"Last year was kind of the pit bull saga, we had 16 pit bulls. This year I think we have like three pit bulls in here. This year seems to focus on little dogs this year, there's probably about 12 little dogs," said Cummings.
The Jefferson County Dog Shelter is one of only three facilities in the state to be supported by the county.