This Christmas Mishawaka's Pet Refuge wants to make sure all of its cats and dogs have a home for the holiday.
Saturday night about 25 Pet Refuge volunteers stayed overnight at the shelter with the 70 animals currently up for adoption.
Volunteers slept on cots with the dogs in kennels or in sleeping bags with the cats in the main cat room.
The shelter sleep-over is supposed to make the animals feel like they are at home for at least a night until they find a permanent one.
“Every Christmas, we all fell bad when we are at home with our animals and all these guys are sitting at home in their kennels so we decided that we would bring some of the home as much as we can to them,” explains Molly Asherman, Pet Refuge Volunteer.
This is the fourth year for the adoption campaign called, Home for the Holidays.
On Christmas Eve this year all of the animals will get to spend the night at a foster home.