TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Grayce Berman loves animals. So much so she felt moved to organize an event to save animals.
Grayce Berman says, "The fact I don't have a big piece of land and I can't take them all in myself. So I figured we can get rescue groups and shelters together and find cats and dogs a forever home."
So that's exactly what she did holding a "Take Me Home Pet Adoption" event at the North Florida Fairgrounds.
Officials from Leon County Tallahassee Animal Services say they took in nearly nine thousand animals, more than four thousand were put down.
Highlighting a growing problem.
Grayson Walters from Leon Tallahassee Animal Services says, "The biggest thing people can do. If you have an animal at home then you need to spay and neuter them to make sure they are not going to have puppies and kittens."
One of the event go-ers Ruthie Bianco adopted a dog for her daughter Isabella
Ruthie Bianco says, "Because there are so many dogs out there that need a home. I only became aware of rescues after my first dog and now we have two other dogs that are rescues."
The Last Hope Rescue Group and other groups save animals that some shelters may not have space for.
Electra Bustle says, "They are filling up shelters all over the United States and so rescues like us help the community and shelters and puppies who would other wise have to be euthanized."
People who run rescues and animal shelters urge people to adopt as many animals as they can.