Animal Services to Clear the Shelter on Saturday

Loudoun County Animal Services will join the fifth annual nationwide “Clear the Shelters” free pet adoption event on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adoption fees will be waived for all available pets, which includes cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, small pets, and reptiles.

“Every year we have a line of people waiting when we open the doors,” stated Shelter Operations Manager Amy Martin. “And there is nothing better than the feeling we get when we send homeless pets into the arms of loving families.”

To help as many pets as possible, Animal Services is teaming up with four partner shelters to double the number of available pets in the week leading up to Clear the Shelters.

“Pet overpopulation is still a struggle for many of our neighboring communities, but Clear the Shelters gives us the chance to help match pets in need with families looking to help save lives,” Martin stated. “It really is a win-win.”

The shelter will also host a children’s craft tent, raffle baskets and giveaways from local businesses, a complimentary snack bar and a Touch-A-Truck opportunity with an Animal Control Officer.

All dogs, cats and rabbits adopted from Loudoun County Animal Services are spayed or neutered and receive a microchip that is registered to their adopter. Dogs and cats also receive age-appropriate vaccinations. The shelter frequently has many pets available for adoption including hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, rabbits, other small pets and livestock.

Available pets can be seen online at The standard adoption screening process still applies during this promotion and most adoptions can be completed on the same day.

The Loudoun County Animal Shelter is at 39820 Charles Town Pike near Waterford.

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