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Are you looking for a new best friend? Maybe a new furry member to the family?

This weekend we are trying to Clear the Shelters and it’s a time to give so many great dogs a fur-ever home.

Saturday is a great time to come out to The Franklin County Dog Shelter, where the shelter says there will be more than 60 dogs up for adoption.

Loren Nolan was at the shelter on Tuesday looking to adopt saying, “I think it’s important for everyone to know there are dogs in need and that they need love instead of going to a pet store and spending thousands of dollars on an animal. You can go to a shelter and buy a dog for $18 or $100 who really needs a home.”

NBC 4 is teaming up with several local shelters for the nationwide adoption drive.

The Director of Franklin County Animal Control, Kaye Dickson, points out that this weekend is an opportunity to bring home a dog for a lower price than a regular day at the shelter.

“You can get the dogs from the licensing fee which is $18, puppies are the normal fee of $123 puppies are a little more just because we have to put a little more medical and a little more attention into the puppies,” said Dickson.

Many dogs at the shelter even know some commands, like sit and give paw. There’s a ton of different breeds.

“They all come spayed and neutered, microchipped with their licensing, health vet checks,” said Dickson.

Dickson urges anyone considering adoption to come in and at least take a look.

We’d love to see you this Saturday August 18th at Clear the Shelters at The Franklin County Dog Shelter they open up at 9am and it goes until 5pm.

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