For the fourth consecutive year, the Tri-County Animal Shelter is participating in the National Clear the Shelter event on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clear the Shelter is a nationwide pet adoption to help animals in need find loving homes. All adoptions fees are waived for all pets on this special day. Adopters can also enjoy free coupons and giveaways from Cats Pride and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit or to find your “purrfect” pet. Follow the Tri-County Animal Shelter on Facebook for adoptable pets, pet tips, and more at Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.