ROANOKE, Va. – More than a dozen furry friends wagged their tails, hoping to gain a new home at a pet adoption event at Valley View PetSmart in Roanoke.
On Saturday, Angels of Assisi hosted a Clear the Shelter event to help adopt dozens of dogs, cats and rabbits at half price.
Franklin County and Roanoke County animal shelters joined the efforts Saturday with the goal to free up space in their shelters.
Angels of Assisi Director of Adoptions April Saunders said the shelters are extremely crowded and after recent Hurricane Ida, there was an uptick in animal rescues.
“It’s never-ending,” she said. “Our shelter has been full for the past six months and it’s never-ending, unfortunately. So, events like this are so important to get some of these guys home. There’s always going to be one around the corner that’s always going to be in need.”
Angels of Assisi also travels around the state to offer affordable spay and neuter clinics.