Tri-Valley set to 'Clear the Shelters'

Pet adoption fees being waived as part of annual event Saturday

Puzzles has been at East Bay SPCA's Dublin shelter since March 28, making her stay the longest for any cat currently housed at its facility. She is one of many cats that will be up for adoption Saturday as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters effort. (Heidi Eder/Right Brain for Hire)

Tri-Valley animal shelters will join nearly 700 across the country Saturday in hosting Clear the Shelters, a pet adoption drive in its third year.

All adoption fees will be waived that day for those looking to take home a new four-legged friend from a participating shelter.

The East Bay SPCA, which has adoption centers in Dublin and Oakland, will be holding its Tri-Valley Clear the Shelters event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 4651 Gleason Drive. The organization will also host a family festival that day featuring activities for kids, food and more.

"Last year, the East Bay SPCA adopted out 89 animals to their new homes during Clear the Shelters, nearly double that of our first year in this initiative," East Bay SPCA president and CEO Allison Lindquist said in a statement. "This year, our goal is to exceed more than 100 animal adoptions from our locations!"

Additional groups taking part in the adoption drive include Valley Humane Society, Tri-Valley Animal Rescue and East County Animal Shelter.

Valley Humane Society's Clear the Shelters event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 3670 Nevada St. in Pleasanton.

East County Animal Shelter will host its adoption drive from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 4595 Gleason Drive in Dublin.

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue will take part in the event at East Bay SPCA's Dublin location.

For more information, visit the Clear the Shelters website.

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