Posted by Daniela Lopez on July eleventh, 2023
It’s that point of yr once more: Each August, greater than a thousand animal shelters and rescue organizations nationwide decide to “Clear the Shelters” and assist animals in want discover loving properties. Greater than 860,000 pets have discovered their perpetually properties since NBC and Telemundo-owned tv stations launched the primary nationwide Clear the Shelters occasion in 2015. Final yr noticed a record-breaking 161,000 adoptions and over $540,000 raised. A formidable 1,400 shelters and rescues from each state, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam, participated.
Clear the Shelters 2023
This yr’s month-long effort (August 1 by way of August 31) will characteristic each in-person and digital pet adoptions. Collaborating shelters and humane teams can even supply a bunch of particular enticements, together with decreasing or waiving pet adoption charges to make it simpler for households and people to undertake a pet. Digital pet adoptions are additionally returning for the fifth consecutive marketing campaign by way of Clear The Shelters accomplice WeRescue.
Native affiliate stations can even cowl these occasions and highlight each the obstacles pets in want face and among the blissful endings made doable by these occasions. Collaborating shelters and rescue organizations tremendously admire this consideration.
Collaborating Rescue and Shelter Highlights
- Stray Cat Alliance helps cats by way of adoption, TNR, and donations. They discovered properties for 1,600 cats in 2022 and handle feral cat colonies by way of TNR. Additionally they donate meals and soak up new child kittens from native shelters
- Renegade Paws Rescue helps canine and cats within the Coastal Empire and surrounding areas who’ve been mistreated, deserted, or injured. They’ve saved 3,000 lives since they had been based in 2019.
- Muttville rescues senior and less-adoptable canine, offering medical consideration and fostering alternatives. They’ve helped over 10,000 canine discover loving properties by way of occasions and outreach.
Can’t Undertake? Donate
The 2023 Clear The Shelters occasion will once more characteristic on-line donations by way of accomplice Larger Good Charities, which is able to host fundraising. Donations might be made to taking part shelters or rescues throughout the marketing campaign at ClearTheShelters.com.
“If adopting a pet just isn’t doable proper now, our companions at GreaterGood.org have an important web site the place anybody can donate to shelters/rescues to assist them proceed their nice work. We’re excited for our NBC and Telemundo stations to current one other memorable Clear The Shelters marketing campaign this August,” says Valari Staab, President of NBCUniversal Owned Tv Stations.
The concept for Clear the Shelters originated from a pet adoption occasion in Texas, held in 2014. The occasion was an enormous success, with many pets discovering new properties in simply sooner or later. Consequently, NBCUniversal Native determined to make the marketing campaign nationwide the next yr.
Discover a checklist of taking part shelters close to you at cleartheshelters.com or take a look at native adoptable animals close to you on adoptapet.com. Whether or not you have an interest in adopting a canine or adopting a cat or just take pleasure in cuddling a kitty or pup, cease by your native occasion and cheer on the festivities. And get ready for adopting your pet with this new kitten and new pet guidelines.