The traditional observation of Columbus Day—you know, the day that recognizes when Christopher Columbus may or may not have discovered America—will be joined by a furry celebration of the explorer this year in Baltimore County.
Baltimore County Animal Shelter officials have created a "Patriotic Pets" campaign that will be held Oct. 12, the Saturday before the federally-observed holiday on Oct. 14.
Any pet adopted or placed on hold for adoption that day will have its adoption fee waived, according to to a statement from county officials.
The cost of a cat or dog license will still be required at the time of adoption; Baltimore County law requires pets to be licensed and for rabies vaccinations to be kept up to date, according to the statement.
What: "Patriotic Pets" campaign When: Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Baltimore County Animal Shelter, 13800 Manor Road, Baldwin