Some Philadelphia-area animal shelters made the cut after an extensive qualification process. From Black Friday through Cyber Monday the adoption fee will be covered for pets adopted from the Burlington County Animal Shelter and ACCT Philly.
For every pet adopted during this four-day period, Zappos.com will donate an additional $150 to Best Friends Animal Society to help save the life of another animal in their care.
The Burlington County Animal Shelter, on Academy Drive in Westhampton, was at capacity for cats. Mount Laurel Animal Hospital hosted an emergency adoption day to help clear up shelter space.
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ACCT Philly, on Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia, is open daily for adoptions. According to their site, the mission of ACCT Philly is "to provide shelter, care and life saving efforts for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals and provide health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Philadelphia, providing a benefit to all of the citizens of the city regardless of race to economic status."
The mission of Best Friends Animal Society, according to their website, is to ensure all pets have a home. "Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters," according to the organization.
Each summer, NBC10 and Telemundo62 team up with dozens of shelters to Clear the Shelters, as part of a nationwide pet adoption drive.