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Richmond Animal Care and Control offering $20 pet adoptions

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Animal Care and Control is offering $20 pet adoptions in preparation for Hurricane Matthew.

The shelter is lowering the cost of adoptions to clear out some space and make room for strays that may need shelter from the storm.

“A storm is brewing, our shelter is full and we need your help to empty cages!” RACC wrote on their Facebook page. “Help RACC make cage space for stray animals that will need shelter from the storm.”

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.