It’s time to empty the shelter

08/12/2014 9:30 AM

08/12/2014 9:31 AM

August is one of the hardest months to adopt, but the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter (WPCAS) has plans to make this August one of the hottest adoption months yet.

On Saturday, the WPCAS will be working in conjunction with 33 other animal shelters in the Metroplex to host an “Empty the Shelter Day” event across North Texas. For this one- day event, the WPCAS will be waiving all fees associated with adoptions for approved adopters. That’s correct, you can adopt for free! And to make it easier for potential adopters, the shelter will be opening early at 10 a.m. and will stay open until 5 p.m. As always, adoptions from WPCAS will include the animal’s spay or neuter, rabies and other core vaccinations, microchip and discounted pet insurance from

It’s not just an event about adopting pets for free; it’s an event about pet education. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with Susan Herbert, a local dog trainer, to discuss behavioral issues and other concerns with their own pets. She can give you advice on integrating new pets with the current pet family. Parker County Pets Alive! will be on-site passing out goodie bags full of toys, leashes and educational materials to adopters, as well as other local rescue groups like Parker Paws and Bird Link Sanctuary. The shelter’s volunteer group will be there to greet people and assist in finding the perfect pet, as well as enroll new volunteers.

The shelter has also arranged to have free snow cones for attendees, whether you adopt or not. There will be food and drinks as well. The shelter’s loyal community partner, Papa John’s Pizza in Weatherford, will also be at the event providing pizza to anyone who comes and walks dogs.

“We really want to make this a goal setting day by giving every adoptable animal in our shelter a permanent home, so whether you’re in the market for a new pet or just want to see how beautiful your local Animal Shelter is, come out and see us on Saturday,” a Shelter press release stated.

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