Fort Bend County Animal Services will once again participate in “Clear the Shelters” this August.
It will join nearly 700 shelters across the country by teaming up with NBC-owned television stations and Telemundo for “Clear the Shelters”, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 19, that helps find loving homes for animals in need. Last year, over 50,000 pets found their forever homes.
While the official one-day “Clear the Shelters” event is on Aug. 19, FBCAS has decided to extend the opportunity to clear its shelter to include Sunday, Aug. 20 as well. The goal is ambitious – to adopt out 150 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.
During “Clear the Shelters” weekend, the shelter is waiving the adoption fee for prospective pet parents. To make that happen, it is asking the public to sponsor a pet for $75 (or any sponsorship amount). To initiate the drive, it received a generous offer from Randy Hartley to donate $1,000 toward the adoption fees for the event.
To sponsor a pet for Clear the Shelters, a check or money can be sent to Fort Bend County Animal Services, 1210 Blume Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471, Attn: CTS-ASAP Fund, or the public is welcome to stop by at any time to sponsor via credit card.
On Aug. 8, during Commissioners Court, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20 as Clear the Shelters Days at the Fort Bend County Animal Services Shelter.
“We have a collection of wonderful dogs and cats looking for a nice family to adopt,” he said. “Come by during our Clear the Shelters weekend and find a match for your family.”