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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Adopt a Lovable Companion During Clear the Shelters


Adopt a four-legged bundle of joy during this year’s Clear the Shelters event. Since 2015, more than 411,000 pets have been adopted through Clear the Shelters. Let’s make this another big year!

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s largest animal adoption campaign, Clear the Shelters, will take place during the month of August to reduce traffic to participating shelters. In celebration of the national adoption event, the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC), 4140 Valley View Lane, will waive all pet adoption fees Aug. 25-29. The IACC is open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The facility is closed Sunday and Monday. All pet adoptions must be processed 30 minutes prior to closing.

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New Pre-adoption Process

This year, the IACC will be limiting access into the facility, as well as follow up-to-date health guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, county and state agencies. IACC Visitors are reminded to follow social distancing and hand-washing guidelines. 

  1. View adoptable animals online at Irving Animal Services (IAS) or DFW Humane Society
  2. Pick two animals to meet prior to visiting IACC.
  3. Call either IAS or DFW Humane upon arriving at IACC to be added to the service wait list. 
  4. Meet your selected animals. An IACC staff member will call when its your time.

For more information, call (972) 721-2256 or visit Irving Clear the Shelters. Residents also can follow @IrvingAnimalServices on Facebook and Instagram for event updates. Animal lovers can follow the national campaign at Clear the Shelters or the social media hashtag #CleartheShelters.

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