On Saturday, December 18, Loudoun County Animal Services will host “Empty Shelters – Home for the Holidays”, their annual adoption event free of charge from 11 am to 6 pm.
Adoption fees will be waived for all available pets including cats, kittens, dogs, small pets, and livestock. And to help as many pets as possible find new homes, the agency is bringing dogs and cats from overcrowded and underfunded shelters across the region ahead of the event.
“The holidays are all about hope,” said Jennie Clutterbuck, who helps coordinate animal transport efforts. “There are thousands of pets across the country who want a family of their own. This is our opportunity to help our partners in underfunded communities and make those vacation wishes come true. “
The event will be full of holiday cheer with goody bags for adopters, and Santa should stop by for a visit.
The available animals can be viewed online at Loudoun.gov/animals. The standard adoption screening process still applies, most adoptions can be completed on the same day.
This year, the Loudoun event is part of the national “Emptying the Shelters” event sponsored by the BISSELL Pet Foundation. The foundation launched its Empty the Shelters event in 2016. Almost 68,000 pets have found adoptive homes through the program, which operates in 45 states and Canada, and in partnership with 443 animal welfare organizations.
All dogs, cats and rabbits adopted by Loudoun Animal Services are sterilized or sterilized, vaccinated and receive an electronic chip which will be registered to their adopter.
The new Loudoun County Animal Shelter is located at 42225 Adoption Drive near Leesburg. More information about Loudoun County Animal Services’ programs and services is online at Loudoun.gov/animals.