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:
- Cat Tales Inc.
- Loving Spirit Hamster Rescue
- Women's Humane Society
- Get Your Pet
- Bucks County SPCA - New Hope and Quakertown
- Providence Animal Center
- Andy's Friends Cat Rescue & Adoption
- Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society (PALS)
- ACCT Everyday Adoption Center
- Kitty Cottage Adoption Center
- Montgomery County SPCA - Conshohocken, Perkiomenville, Abington
- Mostly Muttz Rescue
- Pawsibilities Animal Rescue
- Salfid Rescue Inc.
- ACCT Philly
- Morris Animal Refuge
- Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) - Grant Ave and 2nd Street
- Pennsylvania SPCA - Erie Avenue and Fishtown Locations
Cape May County
New Castle County
- Brandywine Valley SPCA - New Castle
- Delaware Humane Association
- Faithful Friends Animal Society
- Delaware SPCA
- House Rabbit Society: Southeastern PA-Delaware Chapter