Area-wide adoption event planned to clear shelters Aug. 15

by | Aug 5, 2015 | Latest

From Staff Reports

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City of Wylie Animal Services is hosting a Clear the Shelters Day adoption event and low-cost pet vaccination clinic Aug 15.

The vaccination clinic will be from 10 a.m. to noon; Clear the Shelters is from 10 am to 5 pm.

Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided by Gifted and Talented students from the fourth grade class at Cox Elementary, and members of Girl Scout Troop 2378 will be on hand to serve.

Wylie Animal Control Supervisor Shelia Patton said staff and volunteers are gearing up for the event. “We are very excited about this day dedicated to our four-legged friends. Low-cost vaccines are being offered for all pets – not just those adopted that day. We are also waiving adoption fees for Aug. 15, so we can help all animals find loving families and forever homes!”

More than 50 North Texas shelters are scheduled to participate in the Clear the Shelters event. Organizers said it’s the largest adoption effort ever held in North Texas, and they hope it will be the largest multi-city, multi-county adoption event in the U.S.

Rabies shots for cats and dogs are only $5, and many other vaccinations are available at reduced rates. Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, www.texasforthem.org, is partnering with Wylie for the vaccination event.

The vaccine clinic is at the Public Works building, 949 Hensley Ln., and the adoption center is next door at Wylie Animal Services, 949A Hensley Ln. Visitors must be at least 18 years old with valid ID to adopt.

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