(Bismarck, ND) — The Central Dakota Humane Society says it had a slightly above average year for cat and dog adoptions. The humane society had 304 adoptions this year, up fro 272 in 2019. The organization saw a slight increase in animals it took in because owners couldn’t afford to care for them after losing work during the pandemic. The shelter had to cancel its annual gala and took a financial hit as it moved to online and virtual fundraisers. No employees lost their jobs, but some hours were cut earlier in the year.