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RACC waiving pet adoption fees for police officers this weekend

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Posted at 4:49 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 20:42:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. — In honor of National Police Week, Richmond Animal Car and Control is waiving pet adoption fees for all police officers on Saturday May 21, and Sunday, May 22, 2016.

National Police Week, which celebrates officers from all around the country, is celebrated on the week May, 15 falls on.

In addition to the normal requirements for adoptions, the animal shelter said officers need to bring their police ID for the free adoption.

To adopt a pet from RACC, you must be 18 years of age or older, provide a current photo ID (driver’s license or state ID card), and provide a carrier for your adopted cat or a leash and collar for your adopted dog. You must also complete an adoption application form and interview process to ensure that each pet adopted will be matched to the most compatible new owner.

The regular price for adoptions in $100, which includes a spay or neuter procedure, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea/tick treatment while in shelter, Heartworm/FIV test, and a microchip.

The adoption center is open Wednesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday’s from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information about the adoption process click here.