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Maricopa County waiving pet adoption fees for ‘Singles Awareness Day’

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PHOENIX — While the people in a relationship will likely be spending Tuesday doing something romantic with their significant other, those that are single may be painfully aware of their lack of plans.

Maricopa County officials have an idea to relieve some of those empty hours: Consider getting a dog or cat.

The county is waiving all adoption fees for animals taken home between 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, which is sometimes jokingly referred to as Singles Awareness Day.

Melissa Gable said the offer is good for any dogs who are more than 6 months old and cats of all ages. The restrictions mean about 600 dogs and nearly 100 cats are available.

All adopted animals will have updated vaccines and will be either spayed or neutered.

To see the pets that are up for adoption, head to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control website.

KTAR’s Martha Maurer contributed to this report.

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