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Find your perfect pet during Clear the Shelters event

Posted Aug. 2, 2018

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Clear The Shelters is an adoption event like no other. It’s a one-day national pet adoption initiative with all fees waived. Last year, the Fort Worth community helped find homes for 300 pets at the shelter — a record-setting number of adoptions in one day.

On Aug. 18, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter is teaming up with NBC5, Telemundo23, and more than 60 North Texas shelters and animal shelters across the nation to find loving and forever homes for pets in need. The Fort Worth Shelter is currently the temporary home for nearly 600 pets.

“The summer months are notoriously the time when we have the most intakes,” said Tim Morton, assistant director of Code Compliance, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control. “But this year has been a huge challenge for us with a higher than normal number of animals entering the shelter. We’re confident our community will come out and support this great adoption event.”

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.

The shelter’s main campus now features more than 10 outdoor play areas and a private “meet and greet” area.

It’s important to have the entire family in attendance, especially kids, so everyone is contributing to the conversation about which dog or cat will be the best for the family. And don’t forget your current family dog. Shelter staff encourages “meet and greets” between new pet siblings.

Adoptions will take place at three locations from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Saturday

  • The main campus at 4900 Martin St.
  • PetSmart Adoption Center, I-20 at Hulen Street.
  • PetSmart Adoption Center, I-35W at Heritage Trace. Parkway.

Pets from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated.

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