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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.

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(WBRE/WYOU) — Split Rock Resort in Carbon County found a way to recycle blankets and help a local animal shelter.

The resort dropped off about 75 blankets along with towels and sheets to Camp Papillon. The shelter has helped over 6,000 homeless pets find their forever home since 2006.

The blankets will be used to keep dogs warm at night in their kennels. The shelter relies solely on donations.

“We heard about the community initiative and things like this in the community. We like to support and we knew these blankets can get put to use for a great cause,” Jeanine Hofbauer, Split Rock Resort marketing manager, said.

“We are so grateful and thankful actually because they got plenty of linen to keep our dogs warm plus the resorts actually do really nice fundraising projects for us,” Gerri Papillon, president of Camp Papillon, said.

Split Rock also donated a check for $148, which was money collected during their fall festival.

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