Clear The Shelters

Conn. Shelter Finds Forever Homes for All But One Cat

Clear The Shelters

Clear The Shelters

WBRE-TV joins NBCUniversal owned television stations Clear the Shelters™ pet adoption campaign for the entire month of August

WBRE-TV along with animal shelters and rescues from Northeast & Central Pennsylvania will host the popular month-long event in August for local communities’ organizations will offer low cost or waived adoption fees

WBRE-TV today has joined NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters™ nationwide pet adoption campaign. Launching August 1st and culminating with Clear The Shelters Day Friday, August 28th, the pet adoption drive will include the participation of local animal shelters/rescues. On August 28, participating organizations will offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families adopt a pet.

Eyewitness News and NBC Universal have partnered to produce a 60-minute special highlighting the importance of finding forever homes for shelter animals. The first half hour of the special NBC’s “Clear The Shelters” will run at 7:00PM will spotlight the amazing adoptive families, unsung heroes who work at the shelters and of course, adorable pets who are being welcomed into new homes.

The second half hour WBRE-TV’s “Finding a Forever Home” at 7:30PM will be hosted by Eyewitness News morning anchors, Chris Langlois and Kelly Byrne and will highlight the efforts here in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania to find homes for animals.

From older dogs to kittens to rabbits to birds, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to pets in need. Since 2015, more than 411,292 pets have been adopted.

For more information, visit ClearTheShelters.com. You can also follow the effort on Twitter @Clear The Shelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

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Update: The Connecticut Humane Society says Blue has been removed from the adoption ranks right now as she undergoes some medical treatment, but will be back up for adoption soon.

The NBC and Telemundo stations’ Clear the Shelters event over the weekend was a huge success, with more than 118,000 pets adopted from over 2,000 participating shelters nationwide.

In Connecticut, 29 shelters took part in the annual event and 1,452 pets found forever homes.

At the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington, there were long lines of families looking to adopt.

“It means giving pets deserving homes and we could not be more thrilled with the success of the event on Saturday. The Connecticut Humane Society adopted 102 pets – mostly cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens thankfully some of our guinea pigs as well,” explained Alicia Wright of the Connecticut Humane Society.

The shelter found homes for all but one of its 37 cats. The one left behind is named Blue, a 1-year-old Tabby cat who’s been at the shelter for a little more than a month.

“She came in with her kittens. Of course her kittens went home, but Blue is having a little bit of a harder time,” Wright said.

Wright said Blue likes her private time and could get a “little bit hissy” when new friends come around. She said the ideal home for Blue would be a quiet one, preferably with kids over the age of 10. 

“She’s a lovely cat and we believe that once she gets comfortable in your home she is going to make an absolutely wonderful companion,” Wright said.

Hartford resident Sashane Phillips was at the Humane Society on Saturday looking to adopt a puppy for her kids and was saddened to see Blue alone among the empty crates, noting she’s a “cat person.” 

Phillips said her heart goes out to Blue.

“I feel bad because it’s kind of not fair. No friends, nobody to look at,” she added.

If you’re interested in adopting Blue or for more information the Connecticut Humane Society, click here.  

Although the Clear the Shelters event happened over the weekend, the initiative continues all year.

For more information, click here.

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