More than 30 animal shelters in North Texas took part in "Empty the Shelters Day" and found homes for 2,256 pets.

As it turns out, free adoptions are a great way to pair families and pets. According to one study, "free adoption promotions may increase adoptions without compromising quality of life."

If you're looking to adopt a pet soon, Action Programs for Animals in Las Cruces has free adoptions through the month of August. The Humane Society of El Paso is offering $50 adoptions in August to celebrate their birthday month.