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.
5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902-2219
389 Requeza St, Encinitas, Ca 92024
San Diego Humane Society San Diego (Also hosting animals from Shelly's Shelter)
5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110
5480 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110-2887
4807 Mercury Street, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92111
3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027
2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA 92058
572 Airport Road, Oceanside CA 92054
2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1531
15587 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021
1395 First St, Coronado, CA 92118
130 Beyer Way, Chula Vista, CA 91911
1275 N Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020