Saturday, August 17th the Michiana Humane Society will be participating in Clear the Shelters Day. For this one day, from 11am to 4pm Central, you will be able to adopt a dog, kitten, or cat for free. Again, adoption fees will be waived for this day only. The regular adoption process will still take place, which means you will not be able to take your pet home the same day. If you come to the shelter on Clear the Shelters day and find that you have bonded with one of the animals, you can fill out an application and within 48 hours, you will be notified if your application has been accepted. MHS is also looking for foster home families to care for two dogs and one puppy until they are healthy enough to be eligible for adoption. This annual event benefits the animals in the shelter by giving them forever homes, and the people who adopt them by adding another addition to their families. It is the only day in the year that adoptions are free, so if you have been wanting to make that addition to your family, August 17 is the day to come in and see if there is a pet that is perfect for you. Michiana Humane Society is located at 722 Indiana HWY 212 in Michigan City. You can reach them by phone at 219.872.4499, or visit