Fayetteville animal shelter offers free adoptions in August

Franklin is a 5-month-old pup available for adoption at the Fayetteville animal shelter. (Fayetteville Animal Services)

The Fayetteville animal shelter will offer free pet adoptions in August as part of the annual Clear the Shelters event, which aims to help homeless pets find their forever home.

The shelter’s adoptable dog room has been full all summer, said Justine Lentz, the city’s animal services superintendent.

“We have so many amazing dogs and cats looking for homes,” said Lentz. “We want to make the process as easy as possible, so our applications are available online and can be easily filled out on a phone or desktop.”

Lentz said all available dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

Officials said the Clear the Shelters event set a new record last year with 161,000 pet adoptions across the country. Since the annual campaign launched in 2015, more than 860,000 pets have found new homes through the initiative.

Fayetteville Animal Services is located at 1640 S. Armstrong Ave. Fore more information about the adoption process, and to see photos of available pets, visit fayetteville-ar.gov/539/Animal-Adoption-Process