Update: The Lubbock Animal Shelter has extended its free adoption event through Monday, March 5.

[Original story] Through Saturday, you can adopt a pet from the Lubbock Animal Shelter for free.

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The adoption includes a spay or neuter, the first set of shots, registration, and even a microchip. This is a wonderful, beautiful way to get pets into a loving home.

As part of this event, there are no euthanizations at the shelter this week either.

Maybe you can find it in your heart to spring an animal from the slammer this week. The only cost to you is pet food and a loving heart. These pets need forever homes and you just might find the companion of a lifetime at the shelter.

The Lubbock Animal Shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. It's closed on Sundays.