Overcrowded Front Street Animal Shelter drops adoption fees through mid-July

Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento is offering free adoptions now through the middle of July, the city shelter announced Tuesday on Facebook.

Adoption fees will be waived Wednesday through July 14 at the animal shelter, pending an approved application.

The shelter is “beyond maximum capacity,” and “waves of animals” are expected to flood Front Street as they’re scared away by July 4 fireworks, the shelter said in a Facebook post including a video showcasing its many dogs and cats.

Front Street has also waived fees for owners to retrieve their lost pets from the shelter between June 19 and July 14, according to the city’s website. This waiver does not apply for pets that are under investigation, under quarantine or are sick or injured.

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