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Posted on: August 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fayetteville Animal Services Aims to “Clear the Shelter”

Clear the Shelters: No-Fee Pet Adoptions August 16 & 17



August 8, 2019 

Contact: Justine Lentz
Animal Services Superintendent
Community Resources


Fayetteville Animal Services Aims to “Clear the Shelter”

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —  Fayetteville Animal Services announced today that it will join with KNWA to host NBCUniversal-Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters fifth annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17. On these two days, Fayetteville Animal Services will waive adoption fees for all pets as part of the nationwide initiative that seeks to help families find and adopt homeless pets.  Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has helped 256,688 pets find forever homes.  “We are excited to team up with KNWA and be a part of this nationwide event to help our local Fayetteville shelter pets find their forever homes,” stated Justine Lentz, Animal Services Superintendent.

All of the available dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to going to their new forever homes.  Animal Services will open at 10 a.m. on both Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17, and all the pets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so shelter staff recommend adopters get there early. Animal Services is also encouraging people to fill out their adoption applications in advance so the staff has time to get applications approved before the event.  Applications are available on the City’s website at, or can be picked up at the shelter, located at 1640 S. Armstrong Avenue in Fayetteville.

For more information about the national pet adoption drive, visit You can also follow the effort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters. To access information in Spanish, please visit and follow #DesocuparLosAlbergues.


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