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Clear the Shelters: Happy San Diegans Adopt Their Fur-Ever Friends During Big Event

Those who are unable to adopt a pet can send monetary donations to animal shelters to support them

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What to Know

  • Several animal shelters in San Diego County are participating in the monthlong effort.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 27, the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) is waiving its adoption fees at all of its campuses.
  • NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 will be at SDHS' San Diego location for the big event!

Everyone put their paws together for a tail-wagging good time this weekend as Clear the Shelters’ main adoption event returned to San Diego County Saturday.

The Clear the Shelter's main event helped 212 animals find their homes on Saturday alone.

Pet adoption fees were waived at participating shelters Saturday as part of NBCUniversal's annual nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign all August long. Several animal shelters in San Diego County helped adopt out 212 animals just on Saturday during the main event, and 1,725 pets for the entire month of CTS thus far.

NBC 7's Sheena Parveen is at the San Diego Humane Society shelter talking about Clear the Shelters.

CTS continues until the end of the month, so starting Sunday, adoption fees will be $20 for dogs, cats, kittens, and $5 for small pets. To see which pets are available, click here.

Find your nearest participating Clear the Shelters location:

“Pets belong in homes where they can give and receive unconditional love,” Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society, said in a statement. “It tugs at our heartstrings every time we see an animal go home with a new family. It’s the best feeling.”

Can’t adopt a pet but want to help the animals? No need to fret; you can help with monetary donations or donating supplies to your local animal shelter. For more information on how to help, click here.

PHOTOS: Meet the Pets of NBC 7, Telemundo 20 in Honor of Clear the Shelters

To learn more about Clear The Shelters 2022 and search for adoptable pets in your area, visit You can also donate to your local animal shelters and rescue groups by visiting

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