Two friends crowd into the greeting enclosure with kittens scampering around the floor and volunteers helping make animal-people connections. The small energetic kitten seems to become instantly attached. The adoption process involves meeting the animal as well as filling out adoption forms and a pre-consultation with an adoption counselor to match needs and personalities of potential owners and animal.
Photo by Shirley Ruhe.
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An exciting day on all sides at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Pets were available with waived adoption fees at shelters participating in the nationwide Clear the Shelter event. Susan Sherman, Chief Operating Officer, says they had 35 adoptable cats and eight dogs plus various bunnies, guineas pigs and birds. The adoption fees are waived for the day. Fees range from $225 for puppies 6-months-old or younger to adult cats at $100 and lower fees for other small animals. The fee includes spaying/neutering surgery, all age applicable vaccinations, a microchip and a certificate for a free exam with a local vet. In four hours of the event on Saturday, 28 pets were adopted.