WRAL-TV & MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM Team Up with Animal Shelters to Host Pet Adoption Drive

Clear the Shelters, Saturday, August 17, 2019

Clear the SheltersWRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., have teamed up with twelve local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, the fifth annual nationwide pet adoption drive. Each shelter will waive adoption fees on Saturday, August 17 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.

In 2018, over 100,000 pets were adopted from over a thousand shelters across the country during the Clear the Shelters campaign. Locally, WRAL helped find homes for 1,812 pets in one day!

WHAT: Twelve 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 17, 2019 (10am-6pm)

WHERE:     The following shelters:
Animal Protection Society of Durham, Franklin County Animal Shelter, Johnston County Animal Services, Orange County Animal Services, Paws4ever, Vance County Animal Shelter, Wake County Animal Center, SPCA of Wake County, SAFE Haven for Cats, Wayne County Education and Animal Adoption Center, Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, and Cumberland County Animal Control.

INFO:      Visit www.wral.com/pets to access more information about Clear the Shelters. A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” 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 Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


Tune in to WRAL-TV on Saturday, August 24 at 12 p.m. 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.

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