Clear the Shelters 2018

Credit: Clear the Shelters

Saturday, August 18, 208 (All Day)

Are you ready…. To Clear the Shelters™ on Saturday, August 18, 2018!  The 4th Annual Clear the Shelters™ is back again to rescue all pets in shelters across America.  This national event was created by NBC Universal and Telemundo as they teamed up with shelters nationwide in an effort to save lives. 

On Aug. 18, all participating animal shelters and rescues will offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families adopt a new pet. Visit and check out the map with dots, to access the most up-to-date list of participating shelters and rescues near you. Local shelters and rescues interested in joining the adoption drive can  register here

Clear the Shelters™ has quickly grown over the past three years, doubling and tripling their adoptions in some locations. Since 2015, nationally, NBC and Telemundo stations’ Clear the Shelters™ effort has resulted in more than 153,500 pet adoptions.

There is nothing like adopting and owning a pet.  It is an entirely different experience when you save an animal from a shelter and they know it.  The gratitude is felt immediately as your new family member sees the gate open and your loving arms are extended for a welcoming embrace.  Some animals don’t want to let go.  Some animals dance.  Some animals verbally thank you.  How will your new pet thank you for saving their lives?  The love a pet gives is unconditional and for some humans, that’s just what the doctor ordered.

So mark your calendars for this special day,  Saturday, August 18th , because the day we Clear the Shelters™ is the day you will save a life!

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