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Posted on: September 12, 2023

WCRAS Partners with Best Friends Animal Society to Offer Free Adoptions Sept. 15-17

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Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to make every shelter and every community no-kill by 2025, for the sixth National Adoption Weekend happening September 15 to 17. As a part of this promotion, all adoptable pets will be free to adopt – puppies and kittens too!

No-kill means saving every dog or cat in a shelter who can be saved. A key component of achieving no-kill is collaborative partnerships like National Adoption Weekend to help get animals adopted and save more lives.

“WCRAS is excited to partner with Best Friends Animal Society again for this National Adoption Weekend because it’s a wonderful way to help more adoptable pets find loving new homes, and all adoptions will be free for the entire weekend. Through this nationwide effort, we hope to see more dogs, especially, be adopted into a loving new home. Our shelter has been at critical capacity for a long time now, and every opportunity to highlight the wonderful dogs we have here is a chance to find that great new life for that dog,” said Misty Valenta, animal services director.

WCRAS is open from noon to 6 p.m. daily and is located at 1855 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown. For more information and to preview adoptable pets, go to www.wilcotx.gov/pets. All fee-waived adoptions this weekend will include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip the shelter will register for the adopter, and a voucher for a free wellness exam at a participating veterinary clinic. 

Best Friends Animal Society and more than 500 shelter and rescue partners have joined together for the national event to help alleviate overcapacity issues shelters across the country are facing. By adopting a dog or cat looking for a loving home, two lives are saved – that of the adopted pet and another that can now take their space in the shelter. Individuals can help save lives by choosing to adopt from local shelters or rescue groups like Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, instead of purchasing from a breeder or store. 

“We are thrilled to host our sixth National Adoption Weekend, encouraging everyone in the community to save a life and add a new pet to their home,” said Julie Castle, CEO, Best Friends Animal Society. “Even if you can’t add to your family right now, you can take steps to make the country no-kill, including spaying or neutering your own pets, fostering kittens or an adult dog, volunteering, donating, and advocating for proven lifesaving programming for local pets,” added Castle. 

For more information, visit www.wilcotx.gov/pets. Follow WCRAS on Facebook to learn more.

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