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‘Empty the Shelters’ in an effort to get pets into forever homes



Park City, Utah — Several Utah animal shelters are offering reduced fee or no-cost adoption.

They are taking part in “Empty the Shelters: Holiday Hope.”

The event is sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation.

“We believe we are the place where love wins,” said Lindsay Ortega, the executive director of Nuzzles and Co., a shelter located in Park City. “We want to build a world where every cat and dog has a place to come home.”

During the event, Nuzzles and Co. is waiving adoption fees for all adult animals older than six months.

The fee for kittens is reduced to $25 and puppies is reduced to $300.

67 pets have been adopted since the adoption push began earlier in December. 80 are still waiting patiently to find their forever homes.

“When you adopt, you are saving two lives,” Ortega said. “The one you adopted and you open up a space to rescue another one.”

Empty the Shelters runs through Monday, December 20.

A complete list of animals available for adoption can be found on the Nuzzles and Co. website.


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