On Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m., the Glen Rose Animal Control facility will be open for a special nationwide annual event called Clear the Shelter.

The Clear the Shelter event is a day set aside for no-fee adoptions to the public.

Lead animal control officer Tammy Ray at the Glen Rose facility said she expects to have 14 animals, including six cats, available for adoption. She said the other dogs and cats currently there are too small to get fixed or to have rabies shots.

The usual $75 adoption fee will be waived during Saturday’s special event. But anyone wanting to adopt a pet still must show a valid driver’s license or identification card. Also, renters need confirmation from their landlord that pets are allowed where they live.

Last year for Clear the Shelter, Glen Rose Animal Control adopted out 36 dogs and cats in an hour and a half.

For the 2017 Clear the Shelter event, more than 7,000 pets were adopted from 66 participating North Texas shelters.