The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville will waive adoption fees on Saturday, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
On Saturday, the shelter will participate in the fourth annual Clear the Shelters initiative with an “adoption jamboree,” a national effort involving hundreds of shelters that offers free pet adoptions to help empty shelters and provide homes for dogs, cats and other animals.
“We’re not at capacity, but we don’t want to be at capacity,” said Animal Welfare and Enforcement Manager Alan Davis. “This will help ensure we have adequate space should we have a surge in pickups or have a hording case, which could happen at any time.”
Dogs and cats adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped, and adoption fees will be waived at the event.
In addition to pets, the jamboree, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature a DJ, face-painting, Kona Ice, popcorn and giveaways for pets.
Clear the Shelters, which is sponsored nationally by NBC and Telemundo as part of National Adopt a Pet Day, is one of several specials offered by the Gwinnett shelter in August.
Pen 212 is a young male Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville.
Pen 214 is a 2-year old male Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville.
Baby Odie (Pen 237) is a male Border Collie mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville.