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Adopt a pet for free Saturday at Peggy Adams

Posted at 8:11 AM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-24 06:48:57-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Can you open your heart and your home to a furry friend?

Your help is needed to give every dog and cat a home this summer.

On Saturday, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue is participating in the Clear the Shelters campaign, its first year participating in this national effort.

Adoption fees are waived for the event. 

"When you adopt a cat, dog, kitten, puppy you're saving not just that animal's life you're saving a second animal because you adopt one animal that opens up a space for another animal that we can save here," explained Rich Anderson, the CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue.

We met 10-year-old Amanda Koole and her family while they were adopting two kittens. "I think all of these kittens should be adopted today because they're all very sweet and they need homes to live."

There are more than 500 animals up for adoption at Peggy Adams, including hundreds of cats. This is kitten season, so the shelter is overwhelmed with them.

The campaign is going on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All animals have been vaccinated and spay and/or neutered.

Peggy Adams next big big adoption day will be on Sept. 10. That's when more than 1,000 dogs and cats will be at the Palm Beach County Convention Center hoping you make them a part of your family.

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