By CBS13 Staff

TURLOCK (CBS13) — Turlock shelter pets looking for their forever homes just got a big assist.

All pet adoptions from the City of Turlock Animal Shelter will now be free during the month of December.

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The Turlock Poker Room is sponsoring all of the adoption fees, the shelter says.

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Dog adoptions include spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination, first vaccines, a microchip, and a City of Turlock license for residents in town. Cat adoptions include spaying or neutering and a microchip as well.

Prospective animal parents will need to have proof of home ownership or rental agreement.

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Pets available for adoption at the Turlock shelter can be seen on their Facebook page or at