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.
Prefer a list? Check it out below:
- The Humane League of Berks Co.
- Cat Tales Inc. - Loving Spirit Hamster Rescue - Wet Nose Rescue - Women's Humane Society
- Brandywine Valley SPCA - Noah's Ark Rescue Project and Sanctuary - Tails of the Free
- Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals - Providence Animal Center
- The Humane League of Lancaster Co.
- Lehigh Co. Humane Society
- ACCT Everyday Adoption Center - City of Elderly Love - Kitty Cottage Adoption Center - Montgomery Co SPCA - Mostly Muttz Rescue - Pawsibilities Animal Rescue - Salfid Rescue
- The Center For Animal Health and Welfare
- ACCT - City Kitties - Morris Animal Refuge - PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) - PSPCA - Get Your Pet
- True Friends Animal Welfare Center
New Jersey Atlantic County
- Atlantic Co. Animal Shelter
- Burlingon County Animal Shelter - Randall's Rescue
- Animal Welfare Assoc (AWA) - Camden County Animal Shelter - Voorhees Animal Orphanage
Cape May County
- Cape May Co Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
- Gloucester Co Animal Shelter
- EASEL/Ewing Animal Shelter - Hamilton Twnshp
- Southern Ocean Co Animal Facility - Manahawkin - Northern Ocean Co Animal Facility - Jackson
- Salem Co Humane Society
- Hunterdon Somerset Animal Rescue Center
- Brandywinve Valley SPCA
Delaware New Castle County
- Brandywine Valley SPCA - Delaware Humane Association - Faithful Friends Animal Society