ROANOKE, Va. -

You can now adopt any cat or dog from a local animal shelter for free.

Sponsorships from a number of people in the community have Roanoke’s Angels of Assisi offering free adoptions.

It’s the first time the shelter has been able to do this. Over the weekend, leaders of Angels of Assisi thanked the community for its support.

Those wishing to add a sponsored pet to their family can do so at no charge, and all pets are spayed/neutered, updated on shots, and micro-chipped.

For more information on adopting an animal, visit http://www.angelsofassisi.org.