Aiken County Animal Shelter will host “Clear The Shelter” on Saturday

AIKEN, SC. (WJBF)- The dogs and cats at Aiken County Animal Shelter are ready to find homes and volunteers want to help you find your partner.

If you’re looking to add a four-legged friend to your family, Aiken County Animal Shelter will hold its annual Clear The Shelter Day with the goal of finding a forever home for each pet.

“That’s one of the main reasons I picked Kobe because he got overlooked because of his ears – I mean nobody’s perfect,” Lucy Powell said.

Volunteers will be on hand to help find a new home for the pets. Each year, the goal is to empty the entire shelter by placing the animals with their new owners.

But, before adopting your next pet, you have the chance to get to know it a little better.

“We’re going to have our volunteers show our dogs in the parking lot, and they’re going to babysit dogs and they can tell you all about them, what type of home they’d be perfect for. You can play with them, you can meet them,” said Hillary Clark-Kulis, adoption coordinator.

The shelter joins forces with the group “Friends of the animal shelter” to have these pets adopted for free.

A woman didn’t want to wait until Saturday. She left Friday with a new pet.

“I just need this, uh, company while I’m home and retired now,” Powell said.

Lucy Powell said a recent incident at her home made her want extra security and knew adoption was the answer.

“If I had a pet they would usually bark – especially a dog – they would bark. I even have cameras outside, but my car was too far.

It is events like these that give everyone involved more hope.

“I just think I’ll be good for him and he’ll be good for me,” Powell said.

The event will start at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. For more information visit.