The dog days of summer are here, and as the temperature rises so are the spirits of shelters dogs and cats across the country as they get ready to find their forever someone to love during the annual Clear the Shelters campaign!
In partnership with NBC owned TV stations and the Telemundo Station Group, on August 18, 2018 over 600 animal shelters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico will take part in the initiative, which features low-cost and fee-waived pet adoptions.
Celebrating its fourth year in 2018, every dog, cat, kitten, puppy or other companion animal adopted during Clear the Shelters will add to the 153,651 fur babies who have already found their forever family thanks to the annual adoption drive.
Jane Lynch Acts as Spokesperson for Clear the Shelters 2018
Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch has won the admiration of animal lovers for taking on the role of spokesperson for the event. Not only will the famous pet parent to four rescue dogs (Pit Bull/Shepherd Millie, Australian Cattle Dog Arbuckle, and Cocker Spaniels Bernice and Rumi) promote the adoption drive prior to the event, she will also share some of the day’s happy adoption tales when she hosts a recap of Clear the Shelters that will air on NBC stations on August 25th. To find out when the program will air in your area, check your local listings.
Speaking about the upcoming event, the star stated: “I am so looking forward to clearing the shelters with NBC and Telemundo stations! Every pet deserves a loving human and nothing loves a human more than rescue pets!”
How to Adopt on Clear the Shelters Day
Potential pet parents can find a participating shelter in their area on a Clear the Shelters’ online map. Simply click on the dots which indicate the location of a shelter that is taking part in the event to find out that facility’s address, phone number, hours of operation and website address.
As an added treat, you can also follow the number of pets who find homes on the day in real time thanks to a counter on the Clear the Shelters’ website.