NEW YORK (PIX11) — Best Friends Lifesaving Center in SoHo will waive all pet adoption fees this weekend. 

It’s part of a bigger nationwide push to encourage prospective fur parents to adopt, not shop. The animal welfare organization aims to help every shelter in the United States become no-kill by 2025. 

Alina Hauptman, a Best Friends Animal Society spokesperson, brought Fiona and joined New York Living on Friday to talk about how many shelters are currently at full capacity, which makes this weekend’s no-fee adoption event so important.

Watch the video player above for the full interview.