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Adopt-A-Dog to waive fees on Saturday

Clear the shelters

Adopt-A-Dog in Armonk, N.Y., will be participating in this year’s nationwide adoption event called Clear the Shelters, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, Adopt-A-Dog will be waiving all adoption fees in the hope of bringing the community together to find permanent homes for as many dogs as possible. The event is sponsored in part by NBC 4 New York.

“We’re excited to be participating in the national Clear the Shelter’s event for the fourth time,” said Kelly Duggan, Adoptions Coordinator at Adopt-A-Dog. “For a smaller shelter like ours, ‘Clear the Shelters’ is a fantastic opportunity to reach new adopters. Having even just one dog go home that day is a step toward ‘clearing the shelter.’”

Adopt-A-Dog is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission has been to save, socialize and secure loving homes for unwanted or abandoned dogs. It has been serving the tri-state area and beyond for over three decades. The shelter, located at 23 Cox Ave., Armonk, is open seven days a week.

“This is the time of year that shelters and rescues need help the most,” said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York. “Many are filled to capacity with homeless pets in need of a loving home. The WNBC team is passionate about making a difference and on Aug. 18, we look forward to clearing the shelters across the tristate region.”

The staff and volunteers strive to provide the best care possible while the animals are at the Adopt-A-Dog shelter in Armonk awaiting safe and permanent homes.