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Nearly 300 animals adopted for Clear the Shelters 2017

Clear the Shelters day was a success across southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB) Clear the Shelters day was a success across southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)
People picked out their new four-legged family member at a lowered cost or at no cost at all. (Source: WALB) People picked out their new four-legged family member at a lowered cost or at no cost at all. (Source: WALB)
Almost 300 homeless cats and dogs went home with new owners. (Source: WALB) Almost 300 homeless cats and dogs went home with new owners. (Source: WALB)
It's also a way to lower the number of animals that end up in shelters. (Source: WALB) It's also a way to lower the number of animals that end up in shelters. (Source: WALB)
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Clear the Shelters day was a success across southwest Georgia.

People picked out their new four-legged family member at a lowered cost or at no cost at all, in an effort to help animals find their forever homes.

PHOTO: Clear the Shelters 2017 a success

Almost 300 homeless cats and dogs went home with new owners thanks to Clear the Shelters 2017.

The partnership between WALB News 10 and around 8 shelters across southwest Georgia even led to a line out the door at the Albany Humane Society.

However, it's not just an opportunity for cheaper pet adoptions. It's also a way to lower the number of animals that end up in shelters because every pet has to be spayed or neutered.

Here's a breakdown of the numbers: 

  • 4 adopted in Cordele
  • 15 adopted in Moultrie
  • 28 adopted in Lee County
  • 17 adopted in Bainbridge
  • 151 adopted in Albany
  • 16 adopted from Terrell County
  • 9 adopted in Worth County
  • 39 adopted in Lowndes County
  • 10 adopted at other participating shelters

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