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HSWC Teams Up With NBC4 To Host Clear The Shelters On August 19

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will once again join NBC4 to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters. This nationwide pet adoption drive will be held at the HSWC on Saturday, August 19 from 10 am to 6 pm. During this event the adoption fees will be waived for every adoptable animal in the shelter.

“Oftentimes the adoption fee acts as a barrier for people hoping to adopt an animal, but this doesn’t mean that they are not willing or able to financially care for that pet,” said Kimberley Intino, President/CEO. “In fact, research shows no correlation between the love and commitment people feel toward their pets and the amount of money they pay to obtain them. We are proud to participate in this event that removes a barrier and connects animals with loving families.”

Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.

Available animals will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and up-to-date on worm and flea preventatives prior to being placed up for adoption. The HSWC also provides adopters with a complimentary health visit at a participating veterinarian, as well as an option for 30 days of free health insurance for their new family member. Adopters will also receive a free single dose of Advantage Multi, a monthly broad-spectrum parasite protection, provided by Bayer. These services are valued at more than $450.

The standard adoption counseling process remains the same during waived fee promotions. Adopters must present a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID. License fees must be paid at the time of the adoption. Potential adopters are encouraged to bring their own collars and leashes, although both will be available for sale in the HSWC retail store. 

During the event, the HSWC will be hosting the “Traveling Fosters Cat Café,” which will feature adoptable kittens and cats who have been in the foster program.  Patrons of the café may enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries alongside the company of curious cats.

In order to prepare for this exciting day, the HSWC will close at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 18th.