Clear The Shelters

Cutest Paw-rty at SXSW: Clear the Shelters Puppy Lounge

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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It’s a paw-ty at the Comcast NBC Universal House at South by Southwest, where festival-goers looking for a break from the SXSW-madness are getting to spend time with puppies available for adoption — and raise awareness for a nation-wide pet adoption campaign.

To celebrate NBC and Telemundo stations’ fifth annual #CleartheShelters pet adoption campaign, the stations are teaming up with Michelson Found Animals Foundation, a leading animal welfare non-profit organization, to present the first ever Fund the Shelters Campaign.

Fund the Shelters will allow people to donate funds to participating animal shelters and rescue organizations. Shelter/rescues can raise funds to support their day-to-day operations and to offset reduced or waived adoption fees they may offer during Clear the Shelters Day 2019. Participating organizations will compete for a chance to win some of $200,000 in additional prize money.

Click here to donate to Fund the Shelters.

The 2019 Clear the Shelters event, an annual pet adoption event where shelters across the country reduce or raise adoption fees, will be held on Aug. 17. In 2018, 102,686 animals were adopted as part of the Clear the Shelters campaign, and 256,337 have been adopted since the event launched in 2015.

The stations are celebrating Clear the Shelters and kicking off Fund the Shelters at the Clear the Shelters Puppy Loung at SXSW, presented by Xfinity and Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets 2” at the Comcast NBC Universal House.

Check out some of the adorable puppies at SXSW that are looking for their fur-ever homes:

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