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:
- The Humane Society of Berks County - Animal Rescue League of Berks County
- Cat Tales Inc. - Loving Spirit Hamster Rescue - Women's Humane Society - Get Your Pet
- Brandywine Valley SPCA (West Chester)
- Providence Animal Center - Andy's Friends Cat Rescue & Adoption - Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society (PALS)
- The Humane League of Lancaster County - Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center
- Cat Shack
- ACCT Everyday Adoption Center - Kitty Cottage Adoption Center - Montgomery County SPCA (Conshohocken, Perkiomenville, Abington) - Mostly Muttz Rescue - Pawsibilities Animal Rescue - Salfid Rescue Inc.
- The Center For Animal Health & Welfare
- ACCT Philly - Morris Animal Refuge - Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) (Grant Ave and 2nd Street) - Pennsylvania SPCA (Erie Avenue and Fishtown Locations)
- Atlantic County Animal Shelter
- Burlingon County Animal Shelter - Randall's Rescue
- Camden County Animal Shelter
Cape May County
- Cape May County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
- Gloucester County Animal Shelter
- EASEL/Ewing Animal Shelter - Hamilton Township Animal Center
- Southern Ocean County Animal Facility - Manahawkin - Northern Ocean County Animal Facility - Jackson
- First State Animal Center and SPCA
New Castle County
- Brandywine Valley SPCA (New Castle) - Delaware Humane Association - Faithful Friends Animal Society - Delaware SPCA - House Rabbit Society: Southeastern PA-Delaware Chapter
- Brandywine Valley SPCA (Georgetown)