Clear the Shelters, Saturday, August 19, 2017
WRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., have teamed up with eight local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, the third annual nationwide pet adoption drive. Each shelter will waive adoption fees on Saturday, August 19 as part of the nationwide NBCUniversal Clear the Shelters initiative.
Spring litters greatly increase the overall animal population, leading to overcrowding of shelters during the summer months. Bringing a new pet into your home at this critical time of year will ease that burden and fill your home with unconditional love from a new furry friend.
During last year’s Clear the Shelters campaign, more than 50,000 pets nationwide were adopted. Locally, more than 900 pets found forever homes. The nationwide day of action literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country and inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need.
WHAT: Eight local animal shelters will participate in Clear the Shelters with WRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. Each shelter will waive adoption fees for one day.
WHEN: Saturday, August 19, 2017 (10am-6pm)
WHERE: The following shelters: SPCA of Wake County, Wake County Animal Center, SAFE Haven for Cats, Orange County Animal Services, Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, Durham Animal Protection Society, Person County Animal Services, Johnston County Animal Services
ADOPTION TRACKER: A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” – posted on ClearTheShelters.com – will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets.
SOCIAL: Use the hashtag #ClearTheShelters and #wral to follow the effort on Twitter and Facebook. On Instagram, use #shelfie to share a photo of you and your own shelter pet.
Tune in to WRAL-TV on Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m. to for a 30-minute Clear the Shelters special featuring highlights from the national event, plus heartwarming local pet adoption stories.
Thanks to WRAL-TV for this capcom story & graphic.