Williamson County shelter waiving adoption fees Aug. 15

From the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter:

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) believes every shelter animal will find its dream home during this year’s Clear the Shelters event scheduled Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The idea hatched in 2014 when shelter representatives across North Texas gathered to discuss participating in a unified campaign. Within a few weeks, 38 area shelters joined, and NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 agreed to serve as media partners. Last year’s effort turned into the largest adoption event in North Texas history.

This year, the event has a national presence. NBC 5 and Telemundo 39’s parent company, NBCUniversal, which owns stations across the country, expanded the effort to other cities.  Currently, more than 300 shelters have signed up to participate.

In an effort to find homes for the over 200 adoptable dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies in their care, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will open an hour early. Plus, all adoption fees will be waived. Potential adopters are encouraged to download, fill out, and bring their adoption application from their website www.wilcopets.org. (Cardboard cat carriers can be purchased for $4 or adopters can bring their own.)

WCRAS Director Cheryl Schneider adds, “There’s a home for every animal and an animal for every home, it is just a matter of making the connection. From puppies and kittens to snuggly adult dogs and cats, a wide variety of loving animals long for a home.”

Visit the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter at 1855 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown or go to ClearTheShelters.org for a full list of participating shelters and detailed information. Hours may vary among shelters and other fees may apply. ASPCA also is a sponsor.


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