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Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting a dog or cat from the Atlantic County Animal Shelter on August 15 when for one day all adoption fees will be waived as part of a regional “Clear the Shelters” day.

The shelter will extend its hours that day and remain open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help encourage interest and promote visits to its facility at 240 Old Turnpike Road.

The Atlantic County Animal Shelter offers canines and felines of all ages, sizes and temperaments. And on occasion pure bred dogs and cats become available for adoption.

“This is a great opportunity for people to stop by our shelter and see the wonderful animals in our care that are anxious to find forever homes,” stated Shelter Manager Kathy Kelsey.

“The significant savings should serve as an attractive incentive,” added County Executive Dennis Levinson. “I encourage residents who are considering pet adoption to visit our county shelter. If not on August 15 then perhaps another time, whenever they are ready to add a loving pet to their family.”

Regular adoption fees at the shelter range from $85 for cats and kittens to $110 for dogs and puppies. Those fees include mandatory sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and free veterinary consultation. Canines adopted from the shelter are also provided two free obedience classes.

The Atlantic County Animal Shelter is one of nearly 30 area animal shelters taking part in #CleartheShelters Day, an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help cats and dogs waiting for new homes to be successfully adopted. The ultimate goal of the event is to help as many animals as possible find their perfect match.

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