OKLAHOMA CITY - All homeless pet adoption fees from OKC Animal Welfare will be paid for by PRAI Beauty during a nationwide “Free the Shelters” event May 4-6.

Oklahoma City was selected as one of 10 cities around the country for the event, said Cathy Kangas, PRAI Beauty’s founder and CEO.

The event celebrates the one-year anniversary of last year’s inaugural “Free the Shelters” event. Since then, PRAI Beauty has sponsored free adoption events at 44 municipal and private shelters across the U.S., finding homes for 2,248 homeless pets.

“We’re grateful to PRAI Beauty for funding these free adoptions in Oklahoma City,” said OKC Animal Welfare Superintendent Jon Gary. “It’s a generous gift that will improve the lives of hundreds of homeless pets in our community.”

The free adoption event is set for noon to 5:30 p.m. May 4-6 at OKC Animal Welfare, 2811 SE 29th Street. There are about 200 homeless pets in need of a family.

All adoptable animals at OKC Animal Welfare are microchipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, treated for worms and spayed or neutered. It’s open for adoptions from noon to 5:30 p.m. every day but holidays. Visit okc.gov/animalwelfare or call (405) 297-3100 for more.

Meanwhile, Norman Animal Welfare will be hosting an Empty The Shelters event on May 5-12. During the event, Norman Animal Welfare will offer free adoptions for all dogs and cats with the goal of completely emptying the shelter.

The shelter is located at 3428 Jenkins Avenue and will be open during regular business hours Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter is closed on Wednesday.

All available dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. View available animals at: http://bit.ly/2n2FCRn.