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San Angelo's animal shelter is full - free adoptions available Saturday afternoon

Adoption fees will be waived from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. More than 200 cats and 200 dogs will be available to "fall in love" with at the PAWS event.
Credit: City of San Angelo Public Information Office

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Animal Shelter is at capacity. To help clear the kennels, adoption fees will be waived from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Concho Valley PAWS "3 Hours to Fall in Love" adoption event.

According to COSA, there are more than 200 cats and 200 dogs in all ages, sizes and breeds, available for adoption.

Jenie Wilson, PAWS executive director, said in a release: "In an effort to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets, Concho Valley PAWS is hosting a series of special promotions from now through year's end to encourage pet adoption. PAWS has been offering reduced and free events since they began their shelter pet program in partnership with the City of San Angelo Animal Services in 2017."

Additionally, Wilson said, many have expressed concerns that the wrong kind of adopter shows up to a free event, however that PAWS hasn't experienced that issue.

"When you adopt from us there is a screening process. You will have to present a valid photo ID to adopt and we do have a database we check for criminal offenses including animal related offenses. Furthermore, we have an interview process that you must complete that helps us get to know you better as an adopter. If there are any red flags, we will pause and consider the information and come to a decision," Wilson said.

The shelter address is 3142 US Hwy 67N.