UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who helped us adopt more than 900 pets during #ClearTheShelters!
Thousands of animals in our area are in need of homes. That’s why NBC10 and Telemundo62 are partnering with dozens of shelters throughout the region to help find these animals permanent loving homes.
Aug. 15, 2015 is “Clear the Shelters” Day, an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help get cats and dogs waiting for new homes successfully adopted. on Saturday, nearly 30 area animal shelters will take part in “#CleartheShelters” Day as more than 2,500 pets look for homes. Participating shelters have agreed to waive all adoption fees* (spay/neuter fees) that day in hopes of attracting even more people interested in rescuing a furry friend. Other shelter fees may apply.
The ultimate goal of the event is to help as many animals as possible find their perfect match!
Surprisingly, only about 20 percent of people adopting a pet choose a shelter animal. No shelter wants to see any animals caged. Finding these pets quality homes is even more critical during the summer after the populations at shelters swell due to abandoned and surrendered pets following spring births.
“When you adopt an animal from a shelter, you save a life,” said Ric Harris, president and general manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “Many people don’t realize that there are so many loving and adoptable animals in shelters and rescue groups throughout our region. NBC10 and Telemundo62 are proud take part in this national effort to find loving homes for pets, while also shedding light on the importance of shelter adoption.”
Dozens of area shelters have already committed to taking part in NBC10 and Telemundo 62’s “Clear the Shelters” Day on Aug. 15. Adoption policies vary from shelter to shelter -- but expect to be asked for ID -- as do event times for Saturday so please contact your local shelter listed below with questions about specifics.
Animal Rescue League of Berks County
58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508
1111 Easton Rd (Route 611), Warrington, PA 18976
Chester County SPCA
1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc.
249 Planebrook Road, Malvern PA 19355
Delaware County SPCA
555 Sandy Bank Rd, Media, PA 19063
Montgomery County SPCA - Perkiomenville Branch
1059 Sweisford Rd, Perkiomenville, PA 18074
The Center for Animal Health & Welfare
1165 Island Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042
Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT) of Philadelphia
111 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Pennsylvania SPCA - Erie Avenue
350 E Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Pennsylvania SPCA - Fishtown Center
1546 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) - Northeast Adoption Center
1810 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) - Old City Adoption Center
100 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Atlantic County Animal Shelter
240 Old Turnpike Road, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Humane Society of Atlantic County
1401 Absecon Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Burlington County Animal Shelter
35 Academy Dr, Westampton, NJ 08060
Animal Welfare Association, Inc.
509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
Camden County Animal Shelter
125 County House Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
Cape May County:
Cape-Atlantic Citizens Altering the Strays (C.A.T.S.)
959 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Cape May County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
110 Shelter Rd, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Gloucester County Animal Shelter
1200 N Delsea Dr, Clayton, NJ 08312
Hamilton Township Animal Shelter
2100 Sylvan Ave, Trenton, NJ 08610
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals
900 Herrontown Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Salem County Humane Society
214 N Game Creek Rd, Carneys Point, NJ 08069
First State Animal Center & SPCA
32 shelter Circle, Camden, DE 19934
New Castle County
455 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713
*The Adoption Fee (A.K.A. spay/neuter fee) will be waived at all participating shelters on “Clear the Shelters” Day. Other shelter fees may apply. This offer is valid on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 only.