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.
Since 2018, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC/Telemundo owned stations have presented a total of $14.3 million in Project Innovation grants to 389 nonprofits.
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.