Wilton’s Animals in Distress is participating in the Clear the Shelters Event this Saturday, July 23. The national event is targeted at finding homes for as many dogs and cats in shelters around the country as possible.

Participating Connecticut shelters are being sponsored by NBC Connecticut. Animals in Distress is a shelter that rescues cats only; according to Lori Redfield, who runs the organization, there are currently 20 young and senior cats as well as four kittens available in Wilton. Animals in Distress is the only shelter located in Wilton.

The shelter will be open 1-5 p.m., and fees have been reduced for the event:  $25 to adopt a cat and $100 to adopt a kitten. Refreshments will be available as well.

Anyone interested in adopting will need to complete an adoption application; same-day adoptions are permitted unless an online application is filled in, submitted online and approved prior to Saturday. For more information and additional pictures of cats available for adoption, visit the Animals in Distress website or Facebook page.

Animals in Distress is located at 238 Danbury Rd., behind Wilton’s Town Hall.