Animal Services offers free adoptions for Clear the Shelter Day

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, August 17, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) will attempt to Clear the Shelter by finding homes for all the animals currently calling DAS home. If you are looking for a cute kitty or a cuddly canine, Saturday, August 17 is the day to do it.

Inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption effort, the Clear the Shelters effort was expanded nationally in 2015. More than 18,000 adoptions were recorded by approximately 400 participating shelters and rescues from coast to coast. The event took another leap in 2016 with approximately 700 shelters and rescues participating with more than 50,000 animals adopted. Last year’s successful effort rendered more than 100,000 animals from more than 1,200 shelters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico finding new homes.

“Finding homes for such a great number of lost, stray and surrendered animals is sometimes challenging,” said DAS Director Darcy Andrade. “By joining other shelters locally and nationally, waiving the adoption fees and participating in Clear the Shelter Day, we hope to find as many forever homes as possible for our shelter animals,” added Andrade.

All adoption fees are waived for Clear the Shelter Day. Adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, heartworm test for dogs, FELV test for cats, rabies vaccination and 30 days of free pet insurance. That’s a value of more than $400.

Help DAS Clear the Shelter and find your new best four-legged friend Saturday, August 17 at the Naples shelter, 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida, 34104, or the Immokalee shelter at 405 Sgt. Joe Jones Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142. For more information, call DAS at (239) 252-PETS (7387), or visit

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