Coastal Humane finishes 3rd in adoption challenge

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BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society learned Tuesday that it came in third in its division and 18th overall in a summer-long ASPCA/Rachel Ray adoption challenge. 

Overall, the shelter found new homes for 804 pets between June and August, doubling its adoptions from the same time last year. 

The shelter finished with $15,000 in grant prizes.

Out of the 50 shelters competing in the nationwide challenge, Coastal Humane was one of the smallest, and the only New England shelter to be invited to compete. It also had to cope with a two-week quarantine in August because of a ringworm outbreak. 

To celebrate the end of the contest, Coastal Humane will be offering special adoption rates on Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday. Oct. 12. Fees on cats older than one year will be waived and all other adoptions will be half off. 

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