Clear The Shelters: A Huge Success For Pets In Need Of Forever Homes


Clear The Shelters

Animal shelters across the country came together on July 23 for second annual Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event created to connect shelter pets with potential new owners.

Each participating shelter waived adoption fees as part of the nationwide NBCUniversal Clear the Shelters initiative.

There were lines of people wrapped around the block at shelters across the country as people looked to bring home their new best friend.


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Finding the perfect pet was an emotional journey for some, as they braved the 100 degree heat, thousands of lives were saved as they went home with their new families.

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In New York, one pup named “Rosie” who traveled all the way from Turkey finally found a forever home. Rosie had experienced difficulties being placed due to a neurological syndrome, but finally found loving parents to care for her.

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This year, a total of 46,762 pets were adopted, contributing to the grand total of 66,447 as counted since the genesis of the event in 2015. The numbers this year were more than double the amount from 2015. This year’s adoption was a ground breaking one for Clear The Shelters.
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