Empty the Shelters event conducted this week

Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center and BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) are kicking off Adopt a Shelter Dog Month this October with an Empty the Shelters pet adoption event Thursday, Oct. 1, and Friday, Oct. 2. The pet adoption fee is only $25 thanks to BPF. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pet adoption center is open by appointment only from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. both days.

“There are a hundred animals waiting for their forever home at the pet adoption center,” said Bob Gatt, Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center manager. “We are grateful for BISSELL Pet Foundation’s continued support throughout the pandemic.”

All animals included in the Empty the Shelters promotion will be microchipped and spayed or neutered to prevent further pet homelessness. To adopt a pet, bring a driver’s license or state identification, complete an application, and pay the $25 fee. Call 248-858-1070 to schedule an appointment.

Eighty-two adoptable cats and 28 adoptable dogs will be available for adoption. Some of the dogs will be adopted through a rescue organization that will be on site. For more information, go to OakGov.com/PetAdoption.