There are few things that break my heart more than seeing dogs and cats sitting in a cage waiting for a new, loving family to come and rescue them. Don't get wrong, animal shelters in the Stateline area take great care of the pets that stay with them. They do everything they can to keep their lives enriched, but there is still no place like home, right?

If you've been thinking of adding a new furry family member to your crew, this weekend is a great time to do it at Winnebago County Animal Services in Rockford.

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This Friday, September 17, and Saturday, September 18, 2021, only Winnebago County Animal Services will be participating once again in the national 'Clear the Shelters' event. So, what does this mean for you and me? Well, we can adopt a cat or dog currently available for adoption at Winnebago County Animal Services for free this weekend.

Important Things to Know About 'Clear the Shelters' Adoption Event

  • Fee-waived adoptions will be available on select adult cats and dogs currently waiting for homes at  Winnebago County Animal Services. (view adoptable animals here).
  • Potential adopters who have a pre-approved adoption application will get the first chance to meet the animals, and the first choice to adopt. (fill out an application now, here).
  • The adoption hours at Winnebago County Animal Services will be 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

 

How's about a give you a quick preview of one of the super cute dogs available for adoption now at Winnebago County Animal Services? This is our Pet of the Week Moose, and I'm told he loves to give kisses and exercise. I'm pretty sure you need to make this adorable face yours today!

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