El Paso Animal Services wants to help get as many animals as possible into their forever home during their Empty The Shelter event. Almost all animal rescues and shelters in the Borderland have been dealing with a large influx of dogs and cats this season. During the spring and summer months, animals are having litters of puppies and kittens which leads to more animals being brought into animal rescues.

These groups are now facing the daunting task of finding them all good homes where they can live out their best lives. To help, the City of El Paso Animal Services teamed up with the Bissell Pet Foundation to try and save as many animals as possible and get these amazing animals into their forever homes.

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This week from today until Sunday, August 8th, all adoption fees at Animal Services are waived so any financial issues won't affect your ability to give a loving home to an animal in need. All animals adopted out of Animal Services come spayed or neutered, microchipped, and with their age-appropriate vaccinations. You can see their adoptable cats and dogs on the Animal Services website.

The El Paso Animal Services shelter is located at 5001 Fred Wilson Avenue. The shelter is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on how to adopt, you can call Animal Services at (915) 212-8705 or email them at epasadoptions@elpasotexas.gov. The adoption team is available 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can also see available dogs and available cats on the El Paso Animal Services shelter website. Find out more information about the Clear the Shelter event on the El Paso Animal Services Facebook page.

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