What to know about adopting during Clear the Shelters

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ROANOKE, Va. – This Saturday, the Roanoke SPCA will be participating in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event. 

If you're planning on adopting a furry friend during the adoption event this weekend, here are some tips on how to prepare: 

Arrive early

Adoption hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Make sure that when you show up, you have a government-issued ID. If your current address isn't listed on your ID, make sure to bring a piece of mail that has your current address. 

Cat or dog? 

A lot of people are expected to show up, so to help streamline the process there will be two waiting lists -- one for those who want to visit cats, and one for those who want to visit dogs. 

Officials ask that you sign up on the waiting list before browsing the adoption center. 

Safe travels

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