Each year, millions of dogs, cats, and other animals in the United States are sadly euthanized, simply because animal shelters don’t have the space to keep them. Another contributing factor is that too few people consider adoption when in search of a new pet. In a bid to change this, NBC and Telemundo television stations have been running an annual Clear the Shelters campaign, whereby hundreds of animal shelters across the United States come together to encourage their visitors to adopt a new furry friend.
August 18th, 2018 marked the initiative's fourth year, and included over 1,200 contributing shelters offering discounted or zero adoption fees. So far, it’s been reported that eager adopters from across the country have helped more than 10,000 pets successfully find their loving forever homes. Many of the new pet parents have been posting images of their latest family members on social media, showing not only their own delight, but their pet’s too!
Scroll down to see some of the heartwarming images.
August 18th, 2018 marked the fourth annual Clear the Shelters campaign.
Hundreds of animal shelters across the United States encouraged their visitors to adopt a new furry friend.
With over 1,200 contributing shelters offering discounted or zero adoption fees…
…more than 10,000 pets successfully found their loving forever homes.
His face says it all! 😃 Rekon is going home with this sweet couple. Come find your forever friend. #ClearTheShelters @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/NjBL7fqclz
— Lexie Houghtaling (@LexieNBC5) August 18, 2018
After an extended stay at our Manhattan shelter, bonded pair Gigi and Moustache went home together this month! #happilyeverafter #bideaweealumni #cleartheshelters pic.twitter.com/MlC1ePeyem
— Bideawee (@Bideawee) August 30, 2018
Was able to pick up little Bagel today 😍😍😍#ClearTheShelters #Kitten pic.twitter.com/9oYxGNz9je
— Mr. Buckle (@MisterBuckle) August 25, 2018
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h/t: [Huffington Post]
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