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Clear the Shelters!


Because we all have these questions!

What is Clear the Shelters?

Clear the Shelters is a groundbreaking pet adoption campaign that will take place on August 18, 2018 in more than 30 markets across the United States and Puerto Rico. On this day, 11 NBC-owned stations, 31-owned Telemundo stations, the regional news network NECN, and more than 50 NBC affiliate stations will team up with more than 300 animal shelters from all across the country and Puerto Rico to help find new homes for homeless pets.This is a one day event where shelters waive their fees to help animals across the country get adopted and find their forever home. Last year over 80,000 pets were adopted.

What is the goal of Clear the Shelters?

Last year over 1600 pets were adopted from the participating shelters in the DC area on Clear the Shelters Day. We would like to exceed that number. The overall goal is to help animals find a forever home.

Who, What, Where?

There are 30+ shelters in the DMV participating in Clear the Shelters. The Clear the Shelters map located on will include hours of operation and shelter contact information.

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