'Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to achieve that than with a new furry friend?

You know you've been thinking about it, or the kids are begging for that missing piece of the family.

If so, you're in luck because it won't even cost you any money (at least not up front).

El Paso Animal Services is teaming up with Petco Love, BOBS from Skechers™ and other animal welfare organizations across Texas for the More Merry Mega Adoption Event.

It's happening Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18.

El Paso Animal Services has more than 900 adoptable pets waiting for a loving family and home and it's part of an event that features more than 7,000 adoptable pets statewide.

"Pets deserve to spend their holidays in homes with loving families," El Paso Animal Services Director Terry Kebschull said in a news release. "By adopting a shelter pet during 'More Merry,' you'll not only be adding a lifetime of love to your home, but you'll also make many holiday wishes come true for our four-legged friends."

So remember that part about not costing you any money?

Adoption fees are being WAIVED. The adoptions also include spay/neuter procedure, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip.

It also includes offers from Petco.

What else is neat? You can do this as part of your trip to the El Paso Zoo or The Rink at WinterFest this weekend.

Here are the locations where the event is happening: 

El Paso Animal Services Center
5001 Fred Wilson
Saturday, December 17 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 18 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mission Valley Adoption Center
9068 Socorro Rd.
Saturday, December 17 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 18 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Rink at WinterFest
1 Civic Center Plaza
Saturday, December 17 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, December 18 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Petco North Hills
10771 Gateway S. Blvd.
Saturday, December 17 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 18 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CATZ - Cats at the El Paso Zoo
4001 E. Paisano
Saturday, December 17 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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