"We've cleared our shelter" was the message on Facebook for so many animal shelters this weekend. More than 2,000 shelters participated in 'Clear the Shelters', the fifth annual pet adoption drive this past weekend. Since the campaign was launched on July 27, more than 90,000 animals have been adopted!
Clear the Shelters began in North Texas in 2014 as a partnership among the NBC and Telemundo stations in Dallas-Fort Worth and dozens of North Texas animal shelters. More than 2,200 homeless animals were adopted that first year, the most in a single day in North Texas.
Clear The Shelters provided some highlights from the weekend and the news should be shared and spread everywhere.
- At the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, all adoptable dogs found new homes within hours of opening its doors, NBC Boston reported.
- At the Austin Humane Society, in Austin, Texas, shelter manager Sarah Hammel was hoping that Lamb, a 5-year-old Pitbull, and the shelter's longest resident, would finally get his forever home. It was "instant love" according to the shelter.
- In South Florida, Herbert, an 8-year-old American Staffordshire who has been at the shelter for more than a year, finally got his forever home. New pet owner told NBC Miami she was excited to welcome Herbert to her family.
Our hearts are soaring! 125 animals found forever homes today during Hill’s Pet Nutrition #ClearTheShelters pet adoption...
Can you imagine an empty or almost empty shelter? This is the greatest campaign that resulted in SO many animals finding their forever homes.
Shelters in Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri, New York, and Kansas all reported clearing their kennels and finding homes for pets in need.
Thousands of families went to their local shelter on Clear the Shelters day and it was another giant success. So many pets find forever homes throughout this campaign! What a success story!
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