Every day is a great day to give a shelter pet a forever home but thanks to the "Clear the shelters" campaign, pet adoption fees will be waived and reduced at more than 1,400 shelters on Aug. 17. To do you part and adopt a pet on Aug. 17, visit cleartheshelters.com to find participating shelters near you.
Each year, this national pet adoption campaign partners with hundreds of animal rescues and shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to offer waived and reduced pet adoption fees for one day.
Clear The Shelters, now in its fifth year, is supported by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, and they make sure the program gets bigger and better every year. For 2019, NBC and Telemundo stations in 160 markets are partnering with 1,400 shelters to offer more animal lovers than ever the chance to partake in Clear the Shelters.
Everyone can see the direct results of this year's Clear The Shelters by watching the campaign's TV special.
"Clear The Shelters" will reveal how many pets were adopted through the program this year in a 30-minute special hosted by Kelly Clarkson. The special will air on NBC stations beginning Aug. 23. Clarkson, 37, whose new daytime program The Kelly Clarkson Show starts on Sept. 9 on NBC, is excited to celebrate pet adoption with the nation. "Shelters are doing a great job at helping to match families with their new pets," the Grammy winner told PEOPLE. "But we also need to do our part to support shelters and encourage more pet adoptions."
You can use the interactive map on their website to search for a shelter near you:
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