KNBC, the NBC O&O in Los Angeles, captured a pet invasion on camera when cats and dogs took over the newsroom, studio, weather station, even the make-up room.
And another 100,000 animals — dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, ferrets, monkeys, donkeys, lizards and cows — are expected to make a mass exodus in the next 30 days. But there’s no need for alarm. It’s the result of NBCUniversal Local’s on-going campaign since 2015, Clear The Shelters, and those 700,000 pets are in new homes.
The pets were dogs and cats of course, but rabbits, birds, pigs, hamsters, reptiles and horses were also adopted. More than 1,300 animal shelters and rescues in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Guam participated in this year’s campaign.
Since its 2015 inception, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters has helped more than half a million pets find new homes.
Since 2014, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than half a million pets find new homes. In Trenton, N.J., a dog that had been living in a shelter for seven years found a new home.