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‘Leap Out of the Shelter’ pet adoption event set

This digital poster is promoting the Leap Out of the Shelter adoption event this coming weekend. (Courtesy City Of Abq)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Animal Welfare Department is celebrating Leap Year by hosting a “Leap Out of the Shelter” pet adoption event for $4 per pet at the city shelters on Saturday, Feb. 29, and Sunday, March 1.

Consider coming out and changing the luck of a homeless pet with a forever home, officials said in a news release.

More than 700 pets are getting in shape to leap out of the shelter this weekend for only $4, which includes spay or neuter, a microchip, and required vaccinations.

Hoss is one of the many adoptable dogs at city of Albuquerque shelters. He was still available on Monday.

Adoption locations are:

• East Side Animal Shelter, 8920 Lomas NE, 10:30 a.m.—6 p.m.

• West Side Animal Shelter, 11800 Sunset Gardens SW, 10:30 a.m.—6 p.m.

• Lucky Paws, 6600 Menaul NE Sat. 11:30 a.m.—7:30 p.m. & Sun. noon-6 p.m.

• Everyday Adoption Center, 350 Eubank NE, Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m. & Sun. 10-6 p.m.

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