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SPCA to offer free dog and cat adoptions on Saturday

Dogs and cats more than a year old will be offered for adoption free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, by the SPCA Serving Erie County at its shelter at 300 Harlem Road in West Seneca.

The organization is one of several animal shelters across the state participating in "Empty The Shelters," an event sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation. Shelters will waive adoption fees to place more animals in homes, and Bissell will reimburse a portion of the fees to shelters.

“This event is happening at an important time,” said Gary Willoughby, the SPCA's chief executive officer and president, in a news release.

“We’d love to see more of our dogs adopted as family members in time to be brought as ‘SPCA alums’ to our Paws in the Park event September 23, and we’ve already started welcoming animals in transports from shelters down south affected by the recent hurricanes, so those shelter representatives will be extremely appreciative of available kennels and cages,” Willoughby said.

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