The NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut Clear the Shelters event over the weekend was a huge success.
In Connecticut, 29 shelters participated and 1,452 pets have been adopted.
At the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington, there were long lines of families looking to adopt.
'It means giving pets deserving homes and we could not be more thrilled with the success of the event on Saturday. The Connecticut Humane Society adopted 102 pets - mostly cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens thankfully some of our guinea pigs as well,' explained Alicia Wright of the Connecticut Humane Society.
All but one of the 37 cats at the Newington shelter were adopted. The one left behind is named Blue.
'Blue is one year old. She has been with us for a little more than a month. She came in with her kittens. Of course her kittens went home, but Blue is having a little bit of a harder time,' Wright said.
Other crates are clear. All but Blue.
'I came here to look for a puppy for my kids. But I'm kind of sad because there's only one cat. And I'm a cat person,' Hartford resident Sashane Phillips said.
Phillips said her heart goes out to Blue.
'I feel bad because it's kind of not fair no friends, nobody to look at.'
'Blue likes her private time. She gets a little bit hissy when new friends come around. We're looking for a quiet home for a Blue and maybe kids over 10 would probably be best. But she's a lovely cat and we believe that once she gets comfortable in your home she is going to make an absolutely wonderful companion,' Wright said.
Although the Clear the Shelters event happened over the weekend, the initiative continues all year.
Story re-posted from NBCConnecticut. Written by Kate Rayner