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Adoption fees waived to Clear the Shelter Aug. 19

The animal shelters in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties are joining the efforts by waiving adoption fees Saturday, Aug. 19. (Source: Pixabay) The animal shelters in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties are joining the efforts by waiving adoption fees Saturday, Aug. 19. (Source: Pixabay)
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Once again, WECT is teaming up with NBC to help Clear the Shelters in southeastern North Carolina. 

The animal shelters in Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover and counties are joining the efforts by waiving adoption fees Saturday, Aug. 19. The animal shelter in Brunswick County will also provide adopters with items to get them off to a good start with their new pet. 

The Pender Humane society will have reduced adoption fees Saturday as well. 

More than 73,400 animals have been adopted across the country since the effort was expanded nationally in 2015.

The nationwide pet adoption campaign that has become a popular event for communities and includes the participation of hundreds of animal shelters in the United States.

The NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ third annual Clear the Shelters effort has helped to inspire local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need.  

If you are looking to add a furry friend to your family, please consider doing so on Aug. 19. 

We want to see YOUR rescued pets. Send us a picture or video of your furry friend using #WECTClearTheShelters or posting it to our Facebook wall.

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