If you're looking to add a fuzzy four-legged friend to your family, August may be the perfect month to think about adopting a new animal.

There are so many great pets in shelters right now that are looking for a home, and this month one shelter, in particular, is having a huge adoption event to help get their animals adopted.

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The Clear the Shelters adoption campaign started out as a one-day event and has now turned into a month-long effort to get shelter animals into homes.

Ocean County shelters in particular are pretty full right now, especially after a few hoarding cases in the county sent several hundred animals to its shelters, according to Patch.

What Is The Clear The Shelters Adoption Event?

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Photo by Anna Kumpan on Unsplash

According to Patch, throughout the month of August, if you adopt an animal from the Ocean County Health Department you're pet will get a free goodie bag.

It's filled with toys and treats for your new family member.

In addition, Patch reports that every animal adopted will be chipped, spayed/neutered, and will also get a free vet check-up and any needed vaccinations.

If that's not enough to help get you excited about bringing a new four-legged friend home, then maybe half-priced adoption fees will!

Granted, adopting a pet isn't crazy expensive, to begin with; it's $60 for dogs and puppies and $55 for cats and kittens, according to the Ocean County Health Department. 

That being said, on August 26th adoption fees will be reduced by fifty percent during the month-long adoption event.

Photo by Milli on Unsplash
Photo by Milli on Unsplash

If you're thinking about getting a pet for you and your family, I'd highly recommend the adoption route.

These are animals in a tough spot just looking for a good home.

My family dog Max was a rescue, and he may be the friendliest dog around, for more info on adopting a new pet visit the Ocean County Health Department today.

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