Clear the Shelters

Thousands of Animals Adopted as We Clear the Shelters!

Many adoption fees are waived for people adopting from shelters throughout our area

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It has been an adoption-palooza with thousands of animals finding loving homes as part of our Clear the Shelters event.

Many local shelters are waiving or discounting adoption fees as part of Clear the Shelters, leading to more than 5,300 pets being adopted locally thus far! That’s not even counting nationwide adoptions, which have totaled more than 83,000.

Just on Saturday, over 750 cats and dogs found a new home in our area.

The nationwide event kicked off Aug. 23 and runs until Sept. 19, and the need has never been greater – local shelters say they have plenty of adoptable pets, particularly after the spring "kitten season."

One of those lucky kittens to find a new home was a beautiful black and white fluffball at Providence Animal Center in Media, Pennsylvania.

There are plenty more pets seeking forever homes, though, including a chunky queen named Shower who would love to find someone to help her shed some excess pounds. There’s also Jackson the energetic dog who would love nothing more than to find someone to play with.

Remember, Clear the Shelters runs through Sunday, so there’s still time for you to find a new best friend!

Find a participating shelter with our interactive map on this page (just scroll down a little).

And if you do adopt, make sure to post a picture on your social media. Tag @nbcphiladelphia and use the hash tag #ClearTheShelters.

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