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Clear the Shelters: Give a Pet a Loving Home

NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo are teaming up July 23 to host the second annual Clear the Shelters event

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    NBC and Telemundo are teaming up on July 23 for the second annual Clear the Shelters event, which is working to help pets in need find a loving home. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more details. (Published Friday, July 22, 2016)

    Animal shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need.

    The second annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held July 23. More than 400 shelters in 20 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico will waive or discount fees as part of the one-day adoption drive. 

    The goal is to #ClearTheShelters by finding forever homes for as many animals as possible. Last year, 776 pets were successfully adopted in San Diego, including NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap, who adopted a bunny.

    Across the country, over 19,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 7.6 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 2.7 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.

    This year a dozen local shelters throughout San Diego County will be participating in Clear the Shelters. Refer to the interactive map above to identify a participating shelter near you.

    During last year’s event, locals sent NBC 7 photos of their new pets using hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #NBC7. Check out the photo gallery here.

    Bonita

    County of San Diego Department of Animal Services Southern Region

    5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902-2219

    619-767-2675

    Encinitas

    Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    389 Requeza St, Encinitas, Ca 92024

    760-753-6413

    San Diego

    San Diego Humane Society San Diego (Also hosting animals from Shelly's Shelter)

    5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110

    619-299-7012

    San Diego

    County of San Diego Department of Animal Services San Diego

    5480 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110-2887

    619-767-2675

    San Diego

    San Diego House Rabbit Society Adoption Center

    4807 Mercury Street, Suite A

    San Diego, CA 92111

    858-565-2869 

    Escondido

    San Diego Humane Society Escondido

    3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027

    760-888-2275

    Oceanside

    San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus 1

    2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA 92058

    760-757-4357

    Oceanside

    San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus 2

    572 Airport Road, Oceanside CA 92054

    760-757-4358

    Carlsbad

    County of San Diego Department of Animal Services Northern Region

    2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1531

    619-767-2675

    El Cajon

    Friends of Cats

    15587 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021

    619-561-0361

    Coronado

    City of Coronado Animal Services & PAWS

    1395 First St, Coronado, CA 92118

    619-522-7371

    Chula Vista

    Chula Vista Animal Care Facility

    130 Beyer Way, Chula Vista, CA 91911

    619-691-5123

    El Cajon

    City of El Cajon Animal Services

    1275 N Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

    619-441-1580

    More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.