Rockford, Illinois News

Winnebago County Animal Services holds ‘Clear the Shelters’ event Aug. 29

ROCKFORD — The Winnebago County Animal Services will be teaming up with NBC-owned television stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event on Saturday, Aug. 29.

If you are looking for a companion, Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) is offering fee waived adoptions on cats and dogs (six months and older) at the 4517 North Main St. facility from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pre-select adoptions will be included in this one-day event.

All adoptions include a free wellness exam, spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinations including a one-year rabies shot, flea and tick preventative, and more. Winnebago County residents also receive a one-year rabies registration tag. In order to adopt, you must have an approved adoption application by WCAS and present a State-issued photo ID.

Adopters with a Pre-Approved Card will have the first option to enter the building and will line up in a separate line. Adopters are encouraged to have their application pre-approved and pick up their card prior to the event.

“Every adoption makes room for us to help another pet in need,” Adoption & Volunteer Program Coordinator Amber Pinnon said. “We hope to have a successful Clear the Shelter Day this Saturday so that our wonderful pets will find the loving homes they are so deserving of.”

The fee-waived adoptions for this event are sponsored by the Winnebago County Animal Services Auxiliary (WCASA). The WCASA is a not for profit group of animal concerned citizens that work towards making a difference for the animals while under the care of WCAS.

To ensure the health and safety of volunteers, staff, and those visiting the shelter, WCAS requires that every person wear a face mask and maintain social distancing while at the facility.

To help Winnebago County Animal Services save more lives, adopt a companion animal, view hours of adoption, or to volunteer, please visit their website at or call 815-319-4100.

Featured image by Frank Shepherd (License) 

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