Since 2015, more than 385,000 pets — and counting — have found new homes through NBC and Telemundo stations’ Clear The Shelters initiative. Pets of all types living in shelters for months and even years found new homes during Clear The Shelters 2019.
These are the results of NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear the Shelters 2019 campaign.
There are more than 135,000 homes where people and families now have a new addition, a pet to call their own.
There are more than 135,000 fewer pets in shelters, reducing the stress on the shelters and the pets that were there prior to the campaign.
The campaign spanned from July 27 to Aug. 17.
This year’s pet adoption drive was held in more than 1,900 communities in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
Clear The Shelters 2019 included the participation of more than 1,982 animal shelters/rescues, 98 NBC and Telemundo owned and affiliated stations, as well as several returning sponsors and new partners.
Thank you North Texas.By the the end of the day Saturday, more than 7,500 animals were adopted into new forever homes in North Texas; nationally, more than 93,000 animals found new homes.#CleartheSheltersLearn More: http://on.nbcdfw.com/ofJUctr
Posted by NBC DFW on Monday, August 19, 2019
Since 2015, more than 385,000 pets — and counting — have found new homes through NBC and Telemundo stations’ Clear The Shelters initiative.
Pets of all types living in shelters for months and even years found new homes during Clear The Shelters 2019.
Teddy, a catahoula leopard dog mix who is deaf, was adopted from the Morris Animal Refuge by a family in Philadelphia. The family learned about the pup on social media and knew they had found their perfect pet because their daughter is also deaf.
In Austin, Texas, Lamb, a five-year old pit-bull living at the Austin Humane Society since Hurricane Harvey hit the area in 2017, found his new home after his new pet parent fell in love with him.
In Connecticut, two senior cats who became homeless earlier this summer after their owner died, found new homes, together.
Bob, a 4 1/2-month-old White Crested Black Polish rooster was also adopted and will join seven hens in his new home in Rhode Island.
“We are incredibly thankful to our national sponsors Cat’s Pride and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, shelters/rescues and our NBCUniversal family for the outpouring of support that helped to create awareness about pets living in shelters, so they could find new homes,” said Valari Staab, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ president.
“To the thousands of people that supported our social media day on August 17, thank you for using your voices and influence to create a social media movement that trended nationally and helped thousands of pets get a new chance at life. Congratulations to all the families that adopted a pet during Clear The Shelters 2019. I look forward to making Clear The Shelters Day 2020 another special day for deserving animals and their loving families.”
“Clear the Shelters is one of our favorite days of the year and this year was our best year yet,” said Lewis Checchia, Executive Director for Morris Animal Refuge.
“We had a record day with the most adoptions we’ve ever done in one day, and also found homes for animals like the Snow the cat, who was with us for 177 days and Teddy, the deaf dog who was looking for a family that was able to work with his special needs. A huge thank you to all the folks who adopted, our online supporters who helped us get the word out about Teddy and all of our pets, and to NBC and Telemundo stations for putting on this amazing event each year. We can’t wait to be a part of Clear the Shelters 2020.”
NOTE: If a broadcast group like NBCUniversal can make such a difference in the lives of people and pets, imagine the possibilities if other broadcast groups organized their stations under one common cause to help their communities every year? Congrats to the NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ for a great campaign, year after year.