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More than 2,200 shelter dogs and cats found homes during the second annual Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon, which was held at 70 locations throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties this past weekend. The event was organized by Maddie’s Fund, a pet rescue foundation.

Adoptions were free for qualified adopters. In return, Maddie’s Fund expects to give about $2 million to the 46 participating shelters for all the adoptions processed.

The big emphasis during this year’s event was to find homes for senior pets and for pets who had been treated for medical conditions. Organizations reported that about 30 percent of all their adoptions qualified as senior and/or treatable.

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