North Carolina Throws Its Own Puppy Bowl, Gets 30 Dogs Adopted the Day of the Event

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Published: February 05, 2019
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The annual puppy bowl in western North Carolina, held on Sunday, Feb. 3, featured 40 adoptable dogs that competed during the event. That same day, 30 of those dogs found their forever homes.

And while the puppy bowl may have been featuring puppies, the event aimed to get dogs of all ages adopted. One of the goals of the event is to get the participating animals adopted as well as raise awareness of animal adoptions in general.

“It raises awareness that there are a lot of animals in this community that need homes. So during half time we also highlight some adult dogs that need homes,” Brooke Fornea, of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, tells 7News.

The friendly competition also raises money for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville and Sweet Bear Rescue Farm of Henderson County.

According to the outlet, the puppy bowl drew a crowd of more than 300 people, which is the biggest to date.

If you’d like to adopt one of the puppy athletes, you can contact Brother Wolf Animal Rescue at 828-505-3440 or Sweet Bear Rescue Farm at 828-333-0742.

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