No Fee Animal Adoptions at MSPCA this Saturday

August 17th - One Day Only
Jesse - one of the many adoptable parakeets at the MSPCA in Centerville - is available for no fee on August 17th. (MSPCA-Angell photo)

The MSPCA’s three animal shelters in Centerville, Jamaica Plain and Methuen will make dozens of animals available for adoption at no fee for one day only: Saturday, Aug. 17th.

The animals made available for no fee are the MSPCA’s harder to place animals: senior dogs, shyer cats, long-term horse residents, etc.  Also available for no fee are all rabbits, guinea pigs, parakeets, mice, hamsters and other small pets that most people believe must be bought at a pet store vs. rescued from a shelter.

The no-fee adoptathon runs in concert with NBC 10 Boston’s annual “Clear the Shelters” campaign, which is designed to spotlight animal adoption across the country, including here in Boston.

The MSPCA has staged more than a dozen fee-waived adoptathons in the last five years and nearly 3,000 animals have found homes as a result.

A full list of animals available for adoption for no fee is included on with the “Hero Needed” tag on each animal’s profile. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on