Berks ARL offering free adoptions Saturday during ‘clear the shelters’ event

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The Animal Rescue League of Berks County will offer free adoptions this Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 12-5pm as part of the Clear the Shelter campaign sponsored by Philadelphia based NBC10.

“NBC10 and Telemundo62 are proud to host the Clear the Shelters campaign for a seventh consecutive year and partner with more than 35 local shelters and rescues,” said Ric Harris, president, and general manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “Our popular pet adoption initiative has helped find new homes for more than 25,000 pets in the Greater Philadelphia region.”

Adopters are encouraged to arrive early as adoption wait times are expected. All available adoptables will be listed on berksarl.org. The site is updated every 12 minutes to reflect the most up-to-date “inventory” of who’s available to adopt.

Berks ARL suggests browsing it ahead of your visit and selecting a few animals you may want to meet. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

The adoptions will be by application and with the guidance of an adoption counselor to help ensure adopters and their families find the perfect pet. If adopting a dog and currently have other dogs at home, we encourage meet and greets to ensure the dogs will get along well.

Under PA law, a $7 dog license fee applies at the time of adoption. This fee is not covered by sponsored adoption.

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