The Maricopa County animal shelter is waiving adoption fees for adult dogs and cats through the weekend in an attempt to lessen overcrowding at its two Valley locations.

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control announced that free adoptions would be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Only adult dogs and cats qualify for free adoption.

In a Facebook post, the shelter wrote that its kennels were filling up and that its West Valley location at 2500 S. 27th Ave. in Phoenix needs 150 animals to be adopted over the weekend.

Its East Valley location at 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa needs 75 animals to be adopted, the shelter said.

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