45,000 Pets Adopted During Clear the Shelters Campaign

More than 45,000 pets have been adopted this month as part of the second annual Clear the Shelters campaign, which included more than 680 shelters around the country. The NBC-sponsored adoption drive resulted in 20,000 animals finding new homes on Saturday alone. At many participating shelters, adoption fees were waived or reduced, and many of them also waived spaying and neutering costs. “Happy, happy tears,” read the caption of a Facebook photo of shelter workers standing in empty kennels at the BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore on Saturday. All of that shelter’s 72 residents found homes in just six hours. — Read it at NBC Bay Area


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