Clear The Shelters

Photos of Pigeon and Chihuahua in NY Shelter for Pets With Disabilities Are Melting Hearts Worldwide

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

Clear The Shelters: Local Animal Shelters

More Local Animal Shelters

An upstate New York pet shelter has been flooded with positive messages and donations from all over the world after photos, seriously cute and “awww”-inducing photos, of a puppy and a pigeon were posted on its Facebook.

Lundy is an eight-week-old Chihuahua who’s unable to walk and Herman is a pigeon who’s unable to fly, according to The Mia Foundation, a nonprofit animal shelter in Hilton, New York, catered to those with congenital disorders and other disabilities.

Sue Rogers tells NBC-affiliate WHEC that she was tending to both of the animals last week when they ended up together in the dog bed. She thought the two unlikely friends looked adorable and decided to take photos for her foundation’s Facebook page.

“I see a new friendship blooming ❤️,” she wrote on the social media post that has been shared over 43,000 times.

Rogers was right about them being cute together but she didn’t know that she’d be getting loving messages from all over the world after she posted the photos.

“I’ve been inundated with requests to share the story behind the Lundy and Herman pictures from all over the world the last 48 hours. From Mexico to Italy, Australia, Russia, UK, and more,” the foundation said in an update on Sunday.

Rogers told WHEC that the Mia Foundation has been taking care of Herman for over a year ago as a permanent resident. The pigeon is unable to fly possibly due to a virus or a brain injury, she said.

As for Lundy, the tiny pup arrived last month and the shelter is working on finding out why he’s unable to walk with his back legs.

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