Atlantic County Animal Shelter's Clear the Shelter event Satuday, Aug. 17, 2019. The event runs through Sunday, Aug. 18.

In honor of American Heart Month, the Atlantic County Animal Shelter will waive the $110 adoption fee for dogs next week.

PLEASANTVILLE — In honor of American Heart Month, the Atlantic County Animal Shelter will waive the $110 adoption fee for dogs this week.

Through next Sunday, the fees will be waived for dogs that are ready for immediate adoption, county spokeswoman Linda Gilmore said in a news release.

All pets adopted from the shelter come with mandatory sterilization, age-appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and free veterinary consultation, Gilmore said. Adopted dogs also get two free obedience classes.

The shelter at 240 Old Turnpike Road is open every day from 1 to 4 p.m., except Tuesdays, when it closes at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit shelter or call 609-485-2345.

— Molly Bilinski

Contact: 609-272-7241

Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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