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Posted on: September 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Loudoun County Animal Services Participates in 'Clear the Shelters' September 18, 2021

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On Saturday, September 18, 2021, Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) will be hosting a “Clear the Shelters” free pet adoption event from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as part of the nationwide, “Clear the Shelters” adoption initiative. Adoption fees will be waived for all available pets, including cats, dogs, rabbits, small pets and livestock. The event will take place at the location of the new Loudoun County Animal Shelter, 42225 Adoption Drive, Leesburg. (Please note that Kincaid Boulevard is closed from the direction of Battlefield Parkway and that motorists must take Sycolin Road to Crosstrail Boulevard to access the facility.)

"This event could not be coming at a better time,” says Shelter Operations Manager Amy Martin. “In just the last two weeks, we have received over 130 animals from a number of different sources. Our beautiful new shelter has allowed us to provide a safe haven for all of these pets, but our kennels are full, and we want to find them all loving homes. We are hopeful that the community will take this chance to come out and find a new best friend.”

In addition to pet adoptions, other event activities will include a children’s craft tent, raffle baskets and giveaways. Prospective adopters can view available pets online at loudoun.gov/animals. The standard adoption screening process still applies during this promotion. Most adoptions can be completed on the same day.

All dogs, cats and rabbits adopted from LCAS are spayed or neutered and receive a microchip which is registered to their adopter. Dogs and cats also receive age-appropriate vaccinations. The shelter frequently has many pets available for adoption, including hamsters, guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits, other small pets and livestock. 

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