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Clear the Shelter Saturday
Humane Society joins national adoption initiative
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Two dogs get some playtime outdoors with Golden Belt Humane Society staff/volunteers in this center photo. On Saturday, GBHS will hold a Clear the Shelter event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - photo by Susan Thacker

The Golden Belt Humane Society hopes to “Clear the Shelter” this Saturday with an event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free or low-cost animal adoptions available at the humane society, located south of Great Bend at 151 South U.S. 281.

GBHS Director Heather Acheson said this is Great Bend’s second year to take part in this national event where sponsors pay the adoption fees for animals. Every adoptable animal will be free, so long as there are enough sponsors to cover the costs. That includes cats, dogs and a few guinea pigs.

“Last year 40 of 42 animals were adopted,” Acheson said. She is expecting a large turnout Saturday, because vendors/sponsors will also have booths set up. There will be two parking attendants to guide the traffic.

Those who adopt a pet will receive a hotdog lunch and a treat bag.

Although the event is Saturday, GBHS asks that folks come in earlier this week if they plan to adopt.

“We would prefer they come in and fill out the adoption application,” Acheson said. “That way we have time to do reference checks.”