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Check out the pets you can adopt fee-free in Minneapolis on Friday

Minneapolis Animal Care and Control is waiving adoption fees on Friday only.
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On Friday afternoon only, you can adopt a pet from the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) shelter without paying the usual adoption fees.

The offer is being made by the center in an effort to clear the shelter of adoptable pets before the holiday season, with animals available for adoption between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

BMTN's story announcing the fee-free day was widely shared earlier this week, and word has spread to the extent that the shelter saw 13 pets adopted on Thursday alone – even with fees being paid.

Of those, eight dogs left with adopters, which is the most MACC has adopted out in a single day in at least the past five years.

The Friends of Minneapolis Animal Care and Control has shared a video showing all of the good boys and girls – of the canine and feline variety – that are still available to adopt.

If you’re planning to head in for the Clear The Shelters event, you can print out and pre-fill your application form here.

The city usually charges adoption fees ranging from $50 for cats and dogs (adopted by city residents, $100-$250 for non-residents) to $1,000 for large, exotic birds.

It won't be completely free, as you'll have to buy a pet license, which cost $15 to $30 for a year.

All animals adopted out are fully vetted including spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations and any other procedures they may have needed while in the shelter's care.

Adoptions are handled on a first-come, first-served basis, but if multiple adopters want the same animal, there will be a "drawing" for who gets to adopt.

You can find the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control Shelter at 212 17th Ave. N. A list of adoptable pets can be found here.

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