FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — You can give a home to a pet in need and save money at the same time.

To help boost adoptions of dozens of homeless pets across Broward County, the county is waiving adoption fees this weekend for anyone who donates an item on the shelter’s wish list, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“We still have many wonderful dogs and cats for adoption just waiting to start the new year off right in a new home,” shelter spokeswoman Lisa Mendheim told the paper. “By waiving our adoption fees this weekend, we are hopeful that as many pets as possible can end their year on a happy note.”

“Wish List” items include bandanas, blankets, canned and dry food, cat and dog toys and treats, non-clumping cat litter, cotton fabric, Kuranda dog beds, kitten milk replacement formula, kitten bottles and nipples, newspapers and towels.

In exchange for donating a “wish list” item, the two county-run shelters in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach will waive adoption fees for dogs and cats.

Adoptions include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, pet tag and microchip — a value of more than $200.

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