San Diegans Help ‘Clear the Shelters' in Pet Adoption Event

Hundreds of pets in San Diego County now have forever homes after NBC 7’s successful “Clear the Shelters” event on Saturday.

The Clear the Shelters effort was a national initiative spearheaded by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. NBC Stations across the country teamed up with their local shelters to place animals in permanent homes.

In San Diego, NBC 7 partnered with more than a dozen local shelters throughout the county to match up animals with new, loving owners. Participating shelters agreed to waive adoption fees* (spay/neuter fees) one day only for the important event on Saturday.

During the course of the day, NBC 7 received a number of photos of locals with their pets submitted via social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #NBC7. You can check out the gallery here.

The event ended at 5 p.m. and 776 pets were successfully adopted from local shelters across San Diego County, according to a final tally. 

Nationwide, the number of pets who found permanent homes during Clear the Shelters reached more than 16,000.

Thanks, San Diego, for helping Clear the Shelters. Let’s do it again next year.

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