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Pet adoption fees waived for veterans and active military through the weekend

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One way veterans and active military are being honored this weekend is through freebies and discounts. (Credit: KMOV) One way veterans and active military are being honored this weekend is through freebies and discounts. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

One way veterans and active military are being honored this weekend is through freebies and discounts.

In St. Louis County, one of those freebies is pet adoptions. All day Saturday and Sunday, anyone who presents a military ID at the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center will be able to adopt a cat or dog for free.

Christina Croghan is one of many who took home a new companion this weekend.

"I came in basically to look for a puppy," said Croghan.

She has family who are veterans and active military that she says she's encouraging to adopt this weekend. "I think it's wonderful. They fought for our country so we should give back to them," said Croghan.

This is the first year the County Adoption Center is offering this special for Veteran's Day.

"They do a lot for the country," said Tim Cavanaugh, supervisor for the County Adoption Center. Cavanaugh says they have about 60 dogs and 30 cats ready to be adopted at their shelter.

All of them come vaccinated and fixed. "We do test them for different things before they go out the door, make sure they're heart worm negative and different things like that," said Cavanaugh.

When shelter animals get rescued, sometimes so do the owners as well. "If we can help a veteran to have a friend because it seems like animals are very good friends to veterans," said Cavanaugh. 

This is not just a special for veterans. Active military and their family can take advantage of this free adoption offer as well. It lasts until Sunday, November 12. The shelter is open until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 
 

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