ASPCA Grants $20,000 toward 'Empty the Shelter' Adoption Events across North Texas this Saturday

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33 participating shelters hope to find more pets loving homes

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it has granted $20,000 toward this Saturday’s ‘Empty the Shelter’ adoption events across North Texas. 33 animal welfare organizations in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area will hold special events and waive adoption fees for one day on August 16, 2014, in an effort to save the lives of thousands of shelter animals.

The ASPCA hopes everyone in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area will head to their nearest participating shelter on Saturday and meet their next best friend,” said Julie Morris, senior vice president of community outreach for the ASPCA. “Adoption fees will be waived on puppies, kittens and adult dogs and cats and shelter staff will be on hand to make the best matches. This event has the potential to be the largest adoption effort ever held in Texas and we are proud to support it.”

The 33 animal welfare organizations that will participate in this Saturday’s ‘Empty the Shelter’ event are:

The event is also being sponsored by KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas and KXTX Telemundo 39 Dallas. For more information about these events, please visit

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit
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