This weekend might be a good time to add a four-legged family member to the household but you have to act soon to take advantage of reduced adoption fees.

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August 17 is Clear the Shelter Day but adopters need to be pre-approved.

Animals cannot be "reserved" for adoption prior to the event.

The BC Humane Society will be offering dog adoptions for $175, cat adoptions for $25 and kittens for $50.  The adoption fees for senior dogs and cats will be waived for approved homes.

Again, pre-approval is required.  Some requirements include rent verification, verification from a vet that all current pets in the home are up-to-date on vaccination and spayed or neutered and reference checks okay.

Call the BC Humane Society at (607) 724-3709 for information.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News