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Clear the Shelters

Finding Forever Homes Across the Country on Aug. 19, 2017

Clear the Shelters: Find a Participating Shelter Near You

NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo are teaming up Aug. 19 to host the second annual Clear the Shelters event

Animal shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need.

The third annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held Aug. 19, 2017. Hundreds of shelters in 20 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico will waive or discount fees as part of the one-day adoption drive. 

The goal is to #ClearTheShelters by finding 'furever' homes for as many animals as possible. Over 53,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 7.6 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 2.7 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.

Dozens of local shelters will take part this year in Clear the Shelters. Refer to the interactive map above to identify a participating shelter near you.

Clear the Shelters Forecast

[PHI] Clear the Shelters Forecast

NBC10 Bill Henley expects a nice day for the animal Clear the Shelters adoption event Saturday.

(Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

Prefer a list? Check it out below:

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Bucks County

Chester County

Delaware County

Lancaster County

Lehigh County

Montgomery County

Northampton County

Philadelphia County 

Susquehanna County

New Jersey
Atlantic County

Burlington County

Camden County

Cape May County

Gloucester County

Mercer County

Ocean County

Salem County

Somerset County

Sussex County

Delaware
New Castle County

More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.

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