Clear The Shelters

Deaf Senior Dog Found Wandering Texas Streets Finds New Home

Clear The Shelters

Clear The Shelters

WBRE-TV once again joins NBCUniversal owned television stations Clear the Shelters™ pet adoption campaign for the months of August and September.

WBRE-TV along with animal shelters and rescues from Northeast & Central Pennsylvania will host the popular 2 month-long event in August and September for local communities’ organizations will offer low cost or waived adoption fees WBRE-TV has joined NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters™ nationwide pet adoption campaign. Launching August 23rd and culminating with Clear The Shelters Day Friday, September 17th , the pet adoption drive will include the participation of local animal shelters/rescues. 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, Kelly Byrne and Sean Coffey 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 551,854 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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Marty was by all accounts a bit of a lost cause. A police officer found the stray pup wandering the streets of Richardson, Texas, in the middle of the night.

“He was extremely matted, especially over his hind, face, chest and ears,” Mary Lovell with the animal services in Richardson said. “He had hair loss along his back and was infested with fleas. He had overgrown nails curling into his own feet.”

Lovell said the shelter scanned the dog for a microchip and discovered that not only did he have one, but he had been impounded previously, with warnings to get all of these problems fixed.

“We got in touch with the owner, who didn’t want the dog back. He said the dog was 16 years old and he’s had him since he was a puppy. The dog is completely deaf, and had known nothing but the yard he lived in his whole life, so he was reasonably timid in our care,” Lovell said.

The staff at the shelter shaved him down, got him a good bath and a fluffy bed and got Marty ready for his forever home.

“The staff dressed him in a cute little bandana and sweater to blast on our social media page. He caught the eye of a lovely woman who is passionate about adopting dogs just like him,” Lovell said.

The rest was history. Even though they said Marty is known for his “resting grouch face,” they know the little guy is thankful to have a place to call home.


Animal shelters across the country are once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with the Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign.

The campaign runs from Aug. 23 through Sept.19, 2021. Visit cleartheshelters.com for more information.

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