Clear the Shelter Day set for Saturday, Aug. 19

Tabby, a 1-year-old Labrador Retriever, is among the dogs available for adoption at Laurens County Animal Control.

The Laurens County Animal Shelter will be participating in Clear the Shelter Day for the first time beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Clear the Shelter Day is a national event held in 20 states in which animal shelters offer adoptions at reduced or no fees.

“I’ve been communicating with several other shelters in the area, and we decided to give it a try,” Gilmer said. “Hopefully, it will improve our adoption rate and find some animals new homes.”

LCAC will waive all adoptions fees, which include spay or neutering and basic shots, on Clear the Shelter Day, Gilmer said.

Gilmer said there are currently 26 dogs at the shelter, but that population will be growing – and not necessarily because more dogs will be picked up by LCAC.

“Two of the dogs we have now are pregnant, so we’ll have more any day now,” he said.

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