Animal Charity of Ohio is joining animal shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico on Saturday, August 18 as part of a one-day, nationwide pet adoption drive called 'Clear the Shelters'. 

According to a press release, the standard adoption fees for all Animal Charity shelter pets will be waived, but the shelter is asking that those hoping to adopt bring a Kong toy or a bag of kitten food in place of the fee.

The shelter is hoping that as a result of this event,  every animal will find a loving, permanent home. 

The press release states that Animal Charity will be open for dog adoptions at the Canfield location, 525 West Main Street Canfield Ohio from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Boardman Location, 4140 Market Street will be open from 10am-4pm for cat adoptions. 

The shelter informs that those who are interested in adopting can view the animals' photos and biographies and can download and fill out an application in advance at
The shelter is also asking that people please bring with you vet records for any animal currently living with them. 

According to the press release, dogs adopted from Animal Charity have been given a DHLPP vaccine, a rabies vaccination, kennel cough vaccination, and heartworm test. Cats adopted from Animal Charity have tested negative for feline leukemia & feline immunodeficiency virus, have been given an FVRCP vaccine, leukemia vaccine, and rabies vaccine. 

All animal have been de-wormed, received flea and tick preventative, a microchip and have been spayed and neutered, continues the release.