Berkeley Humane Achieved 1,000th Adoption in 2019

More Pets Saved, More Loving Families Made

Media Contact: Morgan Pulleyblank
Director of Development and Communications, Berkeley Humane
mpulleyblank [at]

BERKELEY, Calif. – November 4, 2019. Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley Humane) changed lives for the 1,000th time this year and is celebrating that milestone with the adoption of Lyra, a 4 ½ year old cat, on Sunday (11/3/19). Lyra was transported to Berkeley Humane from Tri-City Animal Shelter and spent over a month in our care before being adopted by a new loving family.

Almost all of the animals at Berkeley Humane come with medical conditions or are older animals having a difficult time finding a home. Luckily, we live in a community that are willing to adopt these animals and give them a second chance at a new life. This would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers, who do everything from clean the kennels and condos through to assist our veterinary team with surgeries, and donors who willing to support our lifesaving programs.

“We celebrate every time an animal finds a loving home, but when we hit 1,000 it really makes you pause and appreciate what a community we have here” reflects Jeffrey Zerwekh, Executive Director at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society.

“It’s beautiful to witness the moment when an animal goes home because it actually saves two lives – it opens up kennel space for us to bring in another dog or cat who just needs a chance.”

Support these lifesaving efforts at: The Berkeley Humane Adoption Center is open Friday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm. Trial adoptions are available for eligible animals. Currently available animals are listed at and new animals are added every Thursday afternoon.

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About berkeley humane

With its origins dating back to 1895, today Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond. With the support of a dedicated and talented volunteer and staff team, Berkeley Humane intakes animals from municipals shelters around the Bay Area who are often in need of medical care, improved nutrition, enrichment and lots of love. In 2018, Berkeley Humane conducted over 1,000 adoptions and touched the lives of almost 1,000 additional pets through related services. Learn more at

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