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Adoption fees waived on certain animals at 13 Colorado shelters for ‘Clear the Shelters’ event

Posted at 8:21 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 15:42:13-04

COLORADO – As part a nation-wide pet adoption campaign, adoption fees will be waved at 13 shelters throughout the state this Saturday. Check out the shelter in your area to see any restrictions on ages, breeds, etc.

The ‘Clear The Shelters’ initiative is a community event to help find forever homes for animals across the country. The event is sponsored by NBCUniversal owned TV stations, Hills Pet Nutrition and Cat’s Pride.

The collaboration is in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption and the overcrowding issues plaguing local animal shelters. This is due to the high number of spring litters entering shelters in the summer months, according to a release.

The initiative has reportedly helped 164,370 animals find homes since 2015. The shelters participating include two here in southern Colorado.

This includes Pueblo Animal Services and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Pueblo Animal Services said the adoption fees will be waived for all cats and dogs 6 months and older.

The Clear the Shelters event is just one day, August 18, so clear your calendar!

Here is a list of all the shelters participating in Colorado:

Hours for each location and fee restrictions may vary, for more information, call your local shelter. For more information on the Clear the Shelters initiative, click here.