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'Pets for Vets' waives cat and dog adoption fee for veterans
Nov 10

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Military veterans who adopt a cat or dog Saturday at a designated shelter can skip the adoption fee thanks to the ``Pets for Vets " program.

PAWS Chicago and state Comptroller Susana Mendoza are offering the Veterans Day program with the help several sponsors.

The program is part of ``Comptroller's Critters'' begun under late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. It aims to find adoptive homes for companion animals and reduce state and local animal-control costs.

Sponsors are Fifth Third Bank , Ariel Investments , Bentley's Pet Stuff , Blue Dog Bakery , Bourbon on Division, Choose Chicago,SP-plus , State Farm , Testa Produce , The John Buck Co. Foundation , and Tradition Gastro Pub and Bar .

By The Associated Press, Copyright 2018