Published Aug 2, 2019 at 12:48 PM | Updated at 12:36 PM PDT on Aug 17, 2019
Each year, millions of shelter animals are saved from euthanization by loving families across the United States. More than 103,000 pets were adopted through the 2018 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. In honor of the 5th annual event on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, where we partner with shelters across the nation to waive pet adoption fees for one day only, we asked our NBC 7 viewers and employees to share their adoption stories. Here are some of the dozens we received. Thank you for sharing! Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.