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Clear the Shelters is this Saturday, Aug. 18

Written by FWD501cReporter

NBC5 shared recently that animal shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need.

The fourth annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held Aug. 18, 2018. Hundreds of participating shelters will waive or discount fees as part of the one-day adoption drive.

The goal of the annual Clear the Shelters event is to find loving homes for animals in local shelters. NBC5 reported that more than 80,000 pets were adopted during last year’s Clear the Shelters event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 6.5 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 3.2 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.

Dozens of local shelters will take part this year in Clear the Shelters. Find a participating shelter near you through NBC5’s interactive map here.

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