Clear The Shelters

Search Continues for Possible Monkey on the Loose in Mass. Town

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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Police and animal control officers continued to search Thursday for what was believed to be a monkey on the loose in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

Tewksbury police and animal control were using ATVs and drone units to find the animal. Officials don’t know for sure what kind of animal it is, but Diane Charlton said she saw a monkey when she was out on her morning walk Tuesday on Main Street.

“We saw a monkey, just sitting, staring at us,” Charlton said. “I froze. I wanted to take a picture so bad, I froze.”

The monkey was spotted again Wednesday morning — this time byCharlton’s son in their backyard on Michael Street.

“I got scared,” said Justin Charlton. “He got scared, he ran off, I ran off.”

Tewksbury Animal Control has now set up a trap on the family’s property that includes a crate, a blanket and fruit.

Animal control officers will be setting up cameras and traps in the area to find the animal so that they can identify it and, if necessary, relocate it to a safe location.

Staff at the nearby Shawsheen Animal Hospital said it’s not theirs.

“No monkeys here in the wild and they’re not legal to have as pets in Massachusetts,” Dr. Michele Caruso said.

Caruso has no idea where it could have come from.

Monkeys can carry diseases like Herpes B, so officials are urging people not to approach it if they see it and to call local authorities right away at 978-851-7373.

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