Families across the county are becoming acquainted with their newest additions.
Many pets gained new homes during the annual “Clear the Shelters” event on Saturday.
“Clear the Shelters” is a national program that aims to encourage community members to adopt.
At the Prince William County Animal Shelter, 38 cats and 17 dogs were adopted, according to a release from the Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD).
Seven pets found new families at the Prince William Humane Society (PWHS), according to Sherry Turner from PWHS.
During the event, the Prince William Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PWSPCA) took care of the adoption fees.
Participants also had a chance to meet cats at the non-profit’s P.A.W. Express van.
The PWCPD’s Animal Control Bureau, which runs the shelter, paid for costs relating to spay and neuter procedures.
Adoptable pets are still available at the shelter, 14807 Bristow Road in Manassas, and PWHS’ Adopt Shop, 17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza in Dumfries.