Full cages and near-capacity numbers are a problem at animal shelters all across the country right now, and Rockford-area shelters are no exception.

With kitten season on the rise and pets getting loose during outdoor fun, Winnebago County Animal Services in Rockford DESPERATELY needs to clear their cages so they can help more animals in need. Plus, all the animals currently in those cages deserve loving homes to call their own!

If adopting a pet has ever crossed your mind, this upcoming weekend will be the perfect time to do it!

Winnebago County Animal Services Is Offering Fee-Waived Adoptions This Weekend

Whenever you adopt a pet from an animal shelter there is usually a small fee you have to pay that helps with the continued care of the animals who stay there. But, this Friday and Saturday only, Winnebago County Animal Services is hosting a special adoption event with one big goal in mind, to clear every single one of their cages!

Which Pets Qualify for Fee-Waived Adoptions at Winnebago County Animal Services?

During this special Clear The Shelters event, ALL pets 6 months and older will have their adoption fees waived! You can adopt an adult dog, cat, and even a guinea pig for free this Friday and Saturday only!

Winnebago County Animal Services via Facebook
Winnebago County Animal Services via Facebook

Tips for Adopting Your New Best Friend

Winnebago County Animal Services' Clear The Shelters event may feature fee-waived adoptions, but like always, interested adopters must complete an adoption application and have it approved before they can bring home their new pet.  I highly suggest you begin that process now at winnebagoanimals.org so you will get first access to pick your pet when the event officially begins on Friday!

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