Nearly 700 shelters nationwide teamed up for the Clear the Shelters event last weekend. The event, put on by NBC-owned television stations and Telemundo, is a pet adoption drive that aims to help shelter animals find forever homes.
Last year’s event resulted in new homes for almost 20,000 pets. This year, the event garnered homes for more than 45,000 pets nationwide. What was scheduled to only be held Saturday, July 23, ended up lasting for three days, thanks to the many people who kept arriving at the participating shelters to adopt the animals.
Check out a few of the happy pets.
1. Adopted In Harris County, Texas
This guy looks so happy to be going home.
2. Adopted In Ramsey, New Jersey
This adorable pup named Lily was the highlight of Clear the Shelters event held last Saturday at Petco in Ramsey, NJ. She and other 10 dogs have found a forever home. Thanks to all who came out and supported Pitter Patter Puppy House @pitpatpup Read more about the event at today’s Blog (link in the profile) #cleartheshelters #nbc4ny #vippetcare #petcofoundation #dogrescue A photo posted by Alessandra Sawick (@alessandrasawick) on
Lily and 10 other dogs found homes during a Clear the Shelters event at Petco in Ramsey, New Jersey.
3. Adopted in Los Angeles, California
I never formally introduced her. Meet Bubbles (Trailer Park Boys)! I adopted her on #cleartheshelters day, this past weekend as a surprise for @chill_wobbo She’s seriously the cutest thing and makes Rob very happy. At 3mons and 3lbs she stole our heart. ?? #egyptianmau #kittensofinstagram #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #rescuekitten #trailerparkboys
Little Bubbles the kitten stole her new owners’ hearts.
If you missed the event, don’t worry. There are lots of pets still waiting for adoption. To find a pet in your area, visit Petcha.com.