The week of July 18 kicks off Frederick County’s Animal and Adoption Center’s “Clear the Shelters” campaign. Cats and kittens will go home for an adoption fee of $23.00.
Officials say it’s a way to get pets into their forever homes. Even with the discounted price, the adoption includes everything you would normally get like the rabies vaccine, spray and neuter, the micro-chipping and even a free visit to a local vet.
If you are thinking of adopting, officials say you need landlord consent if you rent, a photo ID, and rabies certifications for any existing pets.
“Over the last year, we brought in just about four thousand animals and we still have a lot here looking for their forever home. This is an opportunity for us to showcase a lot of animals that would not get a lot of attention normally,” said humane educator, Bethany Davidson.
National Clear The Shelter Weekend is July 22 and July 23. Officials say all adoptable pets will go home for $23.00.