MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — If a furry friend sits at the top of your holiday wish list this year, the Montgomery County animal shelter should be your first stop.
For the fourth annual "Holiday S.O.S" the Animal Services and Adoption Center in Montgomery County is waiving all pet adoption fees from Dec. 12-15. The shelter's partner, Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being, will cover the cost of adoption fees all weekend.
"We are hoping that none of our animals will have to spend the holidays without a loving family or warm home," the adoption center said in a statement.
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is running a similar "Home for the Pawlidays" pet adoption campaign, through Dec. 31, or until funds run out. Priority Automotive is covering the full adoption fees for any "adult" dog or cat six months or older. Priority is also covering the adoption fees for all smaller animals, regardless of age.
Last year, 105 adult animals were adopted from the shelter during the "Home for the Pawlidays" initiative, which was the largest number of adoptions for any month in 2018, a press release said.
Since 2009, Priority Automotive has helped pay the adoption fees of more than 2,100 adult dogs, cats and other small furry animals during the holiday season by helping shelters across Virginia.