ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Saturday afternoon, nearly 40 furry friends from shelters across southwest Virginia were welcomed into forever homes after the “MEGA Pet Adoption Event and Holiday Extravaganza” at the Berglund Center.

Organizers say 18 of the animals adopted on Saturday, Dec. 11 were from Angels of Assisi, seven were from the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection (RCACP), seven were from Martinsville-Henry County SPCA, and four were from the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Animal Shelter.

The Twin County Humane Society and the Roanoke Valley SPCA — who filled in for the Franklin County Animal Shelter at the event — were also set to attend the event, but there is no word on how many of their pets were adopted on Saturday.

According to the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA, five of their six dogs and two of their six cats who went to the event were adopted. You can learn more about the dog still looking for a forever home by clicking here.

The Martinsville Henry County SPCA has also been chosen recently for one of the top 100 Petco Love Stories thanks to a story about a caregiver who connected an elderly veteran with a fluffy dog named Precious.

“Now we have the chance to earn an additional $25,000 grant award – but we need your help! We need your vote in the People’s Choice Award competition!” the Martinsville Henry County SPCA wrote on Facebook. “Help us earn lifesaving funds to help more pets in need by voting for Martinsville-Henry County SPCA: Angela Blazer’s story about Precious.”

Votes for the Petco Love Stories contest are due by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15.