The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter will participate in national Clear The Shelters Month by hosting a limited-time adoption event this Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

During this time, visitors looking to adopt an animal can do so for just $25. There are currently more than 200 animals on-site, including cats, dogs, rabbits and more.

The shelter is urging anyone interested in adding a pet to their family to come out and join in the fun Sunday. The shelter will only be open for adoption purposes Sunday.

2020 is the still the year of the coronavirus, though, and the shelter is restricting its capacity to a maximum of ten visitors at a time, separated in groups of two. Visitors will still be able to stop and visit with any of the animals in the shelter, but masks must be worn at all times.

If anyone is uncomfortable visiting the shelter, curbside adoption and online alternatives will be available.

Thomas Sahm, the shelter's Office and Programs Manager joined Steve Shannon Morning Show on 95.3 the Bear's Friday and said recent adoptions have been down and this event will be crucial to ensuring TMAS can properly care for all the animals they have,

"We believe partially [low adoption numbers] are due to the pandemic," Sahm said. "We actually looked at our numbers for last month and compared them to the year before, and they were actually 50 percent less. That’s pretty significant."

Check out the shelter's Facebook post about the event below, and help one of Tuscaloosa's greatest organizations by sharing the news or adopting an animal this Sunday.

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