New York State Fair having first-ever pet adoption day

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GEDDES, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – More than two dozen dogs and cats looking for their forever home will be at the New York State Fair this Sunday for the first-ever “Adopt A Pet Day.” 

The Wayne County Animal Shelter, Oswego County SPCA, and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society are hosting the event.  

The shelters will bring an estimated 30 animals to the Fair, all of which were born in New York. 

Fairgoers can adopt their new pet at any time throughout the day, but they must pick up their pet by 3 p.m. 

After picking up their new pet, fairgoers must go home immediately– you cannot linger at the Fair with your new pet.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet should be aware that each shelter has its own vetting process.

Fairgoers can also help support pet adoptions by making a donation or purchasing a t-shirt. T-shirts will be on sale during adoption hours.

Those who adopt will also receive a free New York State Fair dog collar.

The event takes place on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chevy Court Pavilion. 

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