Bergen shelter promotes pet adoption with ‘name your price’ weekend

People seeking to adopt a pet will be able to make a donation instead of paying the usual fee when the Bergen County Animal Shelters hosts a “name your own price,” weekend on Jan. 4-6.

In this file photo from Nov. 8, 2012, a poodle mix waits to be adopted at Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro.

Shelter officials say they have about 75 cats, 40 dogs, eight rabbits, a domesticated white rat and a small six- to seven-month old pot-bellied pig that are up for adoption.

The event is planned for 1-5 p.m. each day at the shelter at 100 United Lane in Teterboro. Prospective pet owners must meet the usual guidelines for adoption, said Nancy Mangieri, executive director of the Department of Health Services.

However, the shelter also will offer pet vaccinations, spaying and neutering and microchipping for free during the promotional period, Mangieri said.

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