Clear The Shelters is Back

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NBCUniversal Local’s nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign, Clear The Shelters, will return for its ninth consecutive year from Aug. 1 to 31. As part of the initiative, Lee County Domestic Animal Services, NBC, and Telemundo are partnering to promote pet adoption.

From Aug.1 through Aug. 25, all dog adoption will be reduced to just $20 and cats/kittens to $10 with an approved application. The month-long event will culminate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, with the waived adoption event at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.

Since its 2015 inception, Clear The Shelters has helped more than 860,000 pets find new homes. The 2022 campaign established a new single-year record with more than 161,000 adoptions, while also raising more than $540,000. Nearly 1,400 animal shelters and rescues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam participated in last year’s campaign.

“We are proud that Clear The Shelters supports the many outstanding shelters and rescues in our communities that perform the vital work of caring for vulnerable animals, so we are very excited for the campaign’s return this August to help them find new homes for animals in need and raise more money to fund their efforts,” said Meredith McGinn, NBCUniversal Local’s Executive Vice President of Diginets & Original Production. “We are so thankful for our many generous supporters and partners, including our employees, participating shelters, affiliate stations and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, who enable Clear The Shelters to make such a meaningful impact each year.”

 

 

 

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