Clear the Shelters day sees success in Topeka, Lawrence

  • Clear the Shelters day sees success in Topeka, Lawrence

Clear the Shelters day sees success in Topeka, Lawrence

The "Clear the Shelters" effort, which teams up more than local NBC and Telemundo television stations and with hundreds of animal shelters from all across the country, returns for a second consecutive year after last year's highly successful inaugural effort which resulted in almost 20,000 animals finding new homes.

The Humane Society of Elkhart County will be participating in the National Initiative to Clear the Shelter on August 19, 2017.

The Second Chance Animal Shelter in Boaz now houses more than 300 dogs that need a "forever home".

Clear the Shelters is a now larger than nationwide day, presented by VIP Pet Care, PetCo and NBC Universal.

Visalia Animal Services is celebrating Clear the Shelters with a week-long event of adopting out spayed and neutered dogs, for free. The event will be held at the Waterville shelter at 100 Webb Road from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago have teamed up with animal shelters across the Chicago area and northwest in to find forever homes for deserving animals. On August 19, adoption fees will be waived in this market to help families adopt a new pet. Nationally, the campaign has led to the adoption of more than 73,000 dogs and cats.

The goal of the Clear the Shelters campaign is to reduce adoption fees, so shelters can more easily advocate for the animals they house. "This is one of the happiest days of my life", she said. "If you don't have access to a computer, a form can be filled out here at the animal shelter".

"This is the first year we have done this", Ramos said.

Cooper says there are a host of ways that pet lovers can come home with a new pet, even if they cannot afford to feed them.

By the end of the Clear the Shelter event, more than 250 had forever homes.

The Humane Society of the Flint Hills in Emporia will be open from 11:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.

At the Humane Society facilities, adoption fees will be reduced to no more than $50.