"Snuggles Delivery" leads to forever homes for animals

The Bay Area's first "snuggles delivery" was a big success at the home office of a St. Petersburg electrical contractor named Power Design. 

More than 100 employees got some excused down time to play with 18 puppies and kittens ferried in by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay -- 15 of those furry visitors also found new homes.

A spokeswoman for the company told FOX 13 news she saw a Facebook page filled with pictures of a similar event on Florida's east coast. 

"We're always looking for fun, kind of cool ways to get involved with the community" Rachel Podos explained. 

Power Design made a donation to the Humane Society and paid for Friday's adoptions, and for any adoptions its employees make over the weekend at the Humane Society's Tampa shelter.

Employees fell into one of two categories: Snugglers or potential adopters. 

"I'm a snuggler," Brittany Cifers said. "I want to adopt but I already have two kitties at home... It's a lot of temptation because they just all look like they need homes." 

There were at least three instances of snugglers succumbing to the temptation and adopting a new pet.

Now the Humane Society thinks it has something new to offer other Bay area employers. 

"We're asking for a $500 donation and we can bring out 8 to 10 animals for adoption" Ornella Varchi said. 

Adoption fees range from $50 to $195.