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National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day takes place today (April 30), with the goal to raise awareness for the many pets that are waiting in shelters for adoption.

Shelters and rescues are full of cats and dogs that need a forever home.

What better time than now to adopt or foster a pet? After all, a cat or dog would offer some welcomed company during these times of social distancing. Many shelters are offering curbside pickup, too.

For more information and to find a shelter near you, visit the Detroit Animal Care and Control’s Facebook page at

What You Get When You Adopt from a Shelter

When you adopt a dog or cat from a shelter you don't just get a pet. You get a best friend, an exercise buddy, a napping buddy, a bed warmer, and so much mor...

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