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118 dogs adopted from Humane Society over weekend

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The Animal Humane Society says people adopted 118 dogs over the weekend in the greater Twin Cities area, more than twice as many dogs than were adopted during the previous weekend. 

Last week, the Humane Society put a call out for adoptions because its shelters were getting crowded. Spokeswoman Tracie Jacobson said the Humane Society was pleased with the response. 

"However, even though those numbers are great and the community definitely responded to our call for help, we do have 161 currently going to be made available for adoption in the coming week," Jacobson said.

Jacobson said the Humane Society has been receiving more animals in its shelters in recent months because some pet owners have had trouble caring for their animals during the tough economy.