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Clear the Shelters: fifth Annual Nationwide Adoption Occasion this Saturday

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This Saturday, August 17 is a big day for shelter animals coast to coast. For the fifth yr working, Clear the Shelters will happen at over 1400 shelters and rescue organizations. For these in want of being adopted, this Saturday could possibly be their large break! For 250,000 fortunate pets, that’s precisely what has occurred because the first Clear the Shelters in 2015.

What’s Clear the Shelters?

Organizations collaborating within the occasion provide particular incentives, equivalent to waived charges, to encourage folks to come back out and undertake an animal in want. Launched by NBC and Telemundo, Clear the Shelters will get particular media consideration by native NBC and Telemundo associates, spreading the phrase concerning the incentives and even highlighting specific animals to pique the curiosity of could be adopters.

NBC Los Angeles kicked issues off Tuesday with a function on their longest working resident, Lili. She is white bulldog combine who has been at her shelter in Santa Paula, CA for six years! With further publicity and waived adoption charges, her caretakers are hoping she lastly will get the prospect to have a eternally household.


A great deal of company sponsors may even take part within the occasion. They’re donating issues like litter, meals, samples, or reductions on companies equivalent to microchipping. These perks and donations will likely be used on website by the shelters and rescue teams or given away as added incentive to people who undertake on Saturday.

Watch NBC for Nationwide Protection and Success Tales

After the occasions happen, NBC will nationally broadcast a wrap-up, hosted by daytime speak present host, best-selling singer and animal lover Kelly Clarkson.

“I’m an enormous animal lover and might let you know from private expertise that while you open your coronary heart and residential to a rescue animal, your pet will thanks each single day of its life,” Clarkson mentioned. “I’m so excited for folks to find this sense once they discover their excellent pet on August 17, and to inform all of the wonderful pet adoption tales from this yr’s Clear The Shelter’s marketing campaign,” she added.

In case you are desirous about discovering a neighborhood shelter or rescue group close to you that’s collaborating in Clear the Shelters, you’ll find an entire record at

You possibly can assist by spreading the phrase about this nationwide occasion by means of your individual channels. Share this put up, tag a good friend who’s seeking to undertake, or go by your native shelters to indicate them some love. Let’s Clear the Shelters and save lives!



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  • Adam Johanson

    Adam Johanson is an animal lover and a blogger at Panelpets. He writes regularly regarding pets and how to take care of them, as well as general news stories about animals. When he isn't writing, Adam can usually be found playing with his two dogs or cuddling his cat.