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Clear the Shelters Day

 Clear the Shelters Day, Aug. 17, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come find your perfect pet match Saturday, Aug. 17. Dallas/Fort Worth animal shelters will join together for Clear the Shelters Day to offer fee-waived adoptions on all adoptable dogs and cats at more than 60 area shelters. Clear the Shelters Day is the largest joint adoption event in Texas and the Fort Worth Animal Shelter will once again participate.

In 2014, 38 shelters participated in the inaugural Empty The Shelter Day event, which found homes for 2,273 animals. Last year, the Fort Worth community helped find homes for 300 pets at the shelter — a record-setting number of adoptions in one day.

Adoption Locations

Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center 4900 Martin St. Fort Worth, TX 76119

PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers – Hulen 4800 SW Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76109

PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers – Alliance 2901 Texas Sage Trail Fort Worth, TX 76177

Event Facts

  • Each adoption will include spay and neuter surgery, City of Fort Worth pet license, rabies vaccination and microchip. Adoptions will be free, but fees such as city registrations may still apply at certain shelters.
  • It will be a family party at the shelter’s main campus, with nearly 20 organizations offering complimentary services and samples to pet owners as they look for their perfect new pet. The event will feature Kona Ice, Hollywood Feed, Urgent Animals Fort Worth, Carnival Catering, face painting for children, dog grooming and training from PetSmart and the Fort Worth Police Department’s Batman.
  • Summer is the busiest time of the year for shelters, but last year’s event emptied several participating shelters and the Fort Worth Shelter had numerous rows of kennels completely empty – providing vital capacity for the next wave of pets that will enter the shelter.


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Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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