Bring home a fur-ever friend for the holidays on December 23 for absolutely no cost to you.

According to a press release from the City of Killeen, adoption fees will be waived December 23 for dogs and cats that are sterilized, vaccinated, and microchipped. All other animals may be adopted at standard rates.

Let's empty out that shelter! These babies are ready to find a family to love and care for them, and you could be it. While the shelter wants to promote adoption this holiday season, please remember that adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment.

Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at

The shelter is located at 3118 Commerce Drive. Regular adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter will be closed December 24 and 25 and January 1.

Please remember that you must follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Wear a mask inside, and maintain 6 feet social distancing.

Killeen Animal Shelter actively seeks volunteers to care for and interact with the animals. Those interested in volunteering may sign up online or call 254-526-4455.

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