The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter will host the #BissellPetFoundation Empty the Shelters Adoption Event from noon to  5 p.m. on July 7 and during normal hours through July 10. 

This event is for adoptions only and TMAS hopes to provide homes to their many dogs and cats.

Adoption fees are only $10. Usually, fees can reach $100 or more, so folks on the fence about getting a new pet will not want to miss out on this special.

According to the Bissell Pet Foundation, over 186 shelters throughout 45 different states are participating in this adoption event, decreasing fees to $25 or lower.

92.9 WTUG logo
Get our free mobile app

"It’s the perfect time to adopt. So many wonderful pets are waiting for homes, and we’re sure you’ll find the pet of your dreams. Don’t miss this great opportunity to bring a pet into your family, and most importantly, save a life," the foundation's website stated.

At Metro, there is always an animal that needs a home and the unconditional love that an owner can provide. Empty the Shelter events offer the perfect opportunity to add a member to the family. 

If adoption is not in the perceivable future, there are still ways to help animals at TMAS without the long commitment of adopting.

TMAS encourages donations and volunteering opportunities within the community. Currently, they are in need of the following items:

  • Dog treats
  • Harnesses
  • Bleach
  • Laundry detergent
  • Wet kitchen food
  • Miracle nipples
  • Syringes
  • Muffin pans

"Being a Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter volunteer is extremely rewarding, educational, and fun. You can have a significant positive impact on the lives of homeless animals. Walking a dog, cuddling a cat, giving a treat or blanket, or giving a simple pat on the head will touch your heart and bring you back for more," TMAS wrote on its website.

To stay updated with the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, check out their website, Facebook and Instagram

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.

KEEP LOOKING: See What 50 of America's Most 'Pupular' Dog Breeds Look Like as Puppies

Check out these 50 fascinating facts about dogs:

LOOK: 30 fascinating facts about sleep in the animal kingdom

Top Stories From The Tuscaloosa Thread (6/28-7/02)

LOOK: Here Are 30 Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs

To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

LOOK: The least obedient dog breeds

More From 92.9 WTUG