More than three dozen animals were able to find homes over the weekend in Belmont County, in honor of an animal lover who lost her battle with cancer.
Dafney’s Angels was started by Carolyn Vetula after her daughter Dafney died from breast cancer. On Sunday, the Angels covered the adoption fees for all the animals at the Belmont County Animal Shelter. Carolyn said Dafney was a huge animal lover whose last words were “care for the animals, mom.”
“It’s huge, it’s a huge success and their generosity is just amazing. In fact, a couple of times, I’ve cried today because this is amazing for the animals who haven’t had the chance to be adopted,” said Angela Hatfield, the executive director of the Belmont County Animal Shelter.
“I just know that she’s looking down from up there and she is shining today. She is shining brightly because all of these wonderful people who are out here that are helping to get these dogs a home,” Vetula said.
Angela and Carolyn said they set a goal of finding at least 20 dogs good homes this weekend, however, they were able to get more than 40 animals adopted.