Roanoke's RCACP had above average adoptions in December

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) It was a very happy holiday season for some area animals looking for new families.

Roanoke's Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection said they adopted out 88 animals in December -- about twice the normal monthly average. They say a generous donor offered to cover all adoption costs for the holiday.

It's a trend they hope to keep up.

"We generally operate at maximum capacity all the time, and so this holiday adoption event allowed us to drop below normal numbers," Executive Director David Flagler said.

The majority of people picked up dogs, and cat adoptions will continue to be free.