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NBC's Clear the Shelters 2016


Clear the Shelters, the wildly successful nationwide pet adoption drive that took our community and the country by storm in 2015 is coming back.

Last year, our Palo Alto Animal Services teamed up with our local NBC and Telemundo stations, NBC BAY AREA / KNTV AND TELEMUNDO 48 / KSTS, to provide local families the opportunity to adopt an animal in need by offering NO-COST animal adoptions. Together, we were able to help dozens of pets find new, loving homes. It was an incredible event and we are so excited to do it all over again this year on Saturday, July 23 from 10am-4pm.

“We’re hoping to find every animal in our care their forever home!” said Cody Macartney, Interim Superintendent of Palo Alto Animal Services

This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful inaugural effort, which resulted in nearly 20,000 animals finding new homes through an unprecedented partnership between the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations and 400 animal shelters from all across the country and Puerto Rico. Last year’s effort literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country and inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need.

Clear the Shelters helps to address the overcrowding issues that local animal shelters typically experience in the summer months because of spring litters. The nationwide pet adoption drive also offers local families the opportunity to adopt an animal in need by offering no-cost or reduced fee adoptions, or waiving pet spaying and neutering fees.

Join us from 10am-4pm at Palo Alto Animal Services (3281 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto) to Clear the Shelter!

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