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Clear the Shelters

Finding Forever Homes Across the Country

Clear the Shelters: Find a Participating Shelter Near You

NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo are teaming up Aug. 18 to host the fourth annual Clear the Shelters event.



    Clear the Shelters: Find a Participating Shelter Near You
    NBC10 - Tim Furlong
    Hug that furry friend, it's Clear the Shelters Day at the Brandywine SPCA in New Castle, Delaware.

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

    The fourth annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held Aug. 18, 2018. Hundreds of participating shelters 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. More than 80,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 6.5 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 3.2 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 shelter near you.

    Prefer a list? Check it out below:


    Berks County

    Bucks County

    Chester County

    Delaware County

    Lancaster County

    Lehigh County

    Montgomery County

    Northampton County

    Philadelphia County 

      New Jersey

      Atlantic County

      Burlington County

      Camden County

      Cape May County

      Gloucester County

      Mercer County

      Ocean County


        Kent County

        New Castle County

        Sussex County