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Clear the Shelters Day!

August 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 15th is going to be one epic day for shelter animals. We’re participating in Clear the Shelter Day, which will be our first ever “name your own adoption fee” promotion!


Have questions? We’ve got answers!

What’s the catch? Do I really get to name my own adoption fee?
No catch! As long as you are meet our requirements to adopt, you get to choose your adoption fee for all animals 6 months or older on Saturday August 15 at our shelter on Route 30 in Brattleboro. This deal is limit 1 pet per household.

Can I put a hold on an animal beforehand?

Nope, sorry! Because this is a one-day event, there will be no holds. Each adopter will draw a number at 12 noon when we open, and we will adopt animals in that number order. If you arrive later, you will be assigned the next available adoption number. Therefore there is no need to show up at the crack of dawn!

I’m super excited to adopt a pet at Clear the Shelters Day! Anything I should keep in mind?

  • The ENTIRE family should be involved.Bring the humans and any other dogs, if you have ‘em. Our adoption counselors can perform dog to dog meet-and-greets to make sure your potential new pup and your current furry family member get along.
  • Anticipate increased traffic.It’s going to be busy and may take longer than usual to complete the adoption process! Give yourself enough time to find the right match and complete the adoption counseling process without having to rush.
  • Be prepared!We sell leashes and collars, and each adoption comes with a sample bag of the food the animals have been eating. We sell cat carriers for $5, but bring your own if you have one. You’ll need food bowls, litter and litter pans for cats, pet beds, toys and other items to keep your new family member safe and happy.

Remember: when you adopt, you’re making a 10-20 year commitment. In addition to the adoption fee, there are other costs associated with caring for your pet, including food, veterinary visits, vaccines, toys, grooming and more. If you’re ready to add a four-legged fur-kid to your family, we can’t wait to see you at Clear the Shelters Day. And don’t forget, you can view all our currently available animals for adoption online 24/7!



August 15, 2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Windham County Humane Society
916 West River Rd
Brattleboro, 05301 United States
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