Dogs and cats adoptable for free during “Clear the Shelter” campaign

Pet adoption (KXAN File Photo)
Pet adoption (KXAN File Photo)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Every dog and cat at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter can be taken home for free Saturday.

WCRAS is participating in the nation wide “Clear the Shelter” campaign, which strives to place great pets in shelters across the country into loving homes. To observe the campaign, the shelter opened an hour early and is waiving the fees for all dogs or cats adopted Saturday.

The shelter’s goal is to save 90% or more of the animals that come into the facility. Cheryl Schneider, the animal services director at the shelter, said that without the support of the community, adopters, fosters or volunteers the shelter wouldn’t be able to save as many as they do.

WCRAS stays open until 5 p.m. on the weekends. Anyone planning on supporting the “Clear the Shelter” campaign by adopting a cat or kitten is encouraged to take along a cat carrier. The dogs and cats available for adoption can be viewed on their website.

South of WCRAS in Bastrop, Texas, volunteers are also asking for help clearing shelter space. Bastrop County Animal Control and Shelter told KXAN that all of their dog kennels are full.

Through the weekend, Bastrop County Animal Control and Shelter is offering to waive adoption fees for anyone who brings a supply donation worth $25 or more with a receipt. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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