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Clear the Shelters

FINDING FOREVER HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

You Can Help 'Clear the Shelters' by Giving a Pet a Loving Home

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 hold 'Clear the Shelters' pet adoption day on Aug. 15

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Thousands of animals in our area are in need of homes. That’s why NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are partnering with dozens of shelters throughout the Bay Area to help find these animals permanent loving homes. 

    Aug. 15, 2015 is “Clear the Shelters” Day, an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help get cats and dogs waiting for new homes successfully adopted. That Saturday, over 40 area animal shelters will take part in “#CleartheShelters” Day. On this national day of action, participating animal shelters in the Bay Area will offer no-cost or reduced fee adoptions or waive pet spaying and neutering fees. Other shelter fees may apply.

    The ultimate goal of the event is to help as many animals as possible find their perfect match!

    “There are thousands of animals sitting in shelters across the Bay Area right now waiting for families to rescue them. We’re proud to be working with numerous shelters across the Bay Area to help ‘Clear the Shelters’ and help find these animals permanent, loving homes,” said Rich Cerussi, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. 

    Three Bay Area organizations will hold pet adoption events on August 15 as part of Clear the Shelters. Berkeley’s Humane Society will hold a family-friendly block party located at the corner of 9th and Carleton Streets featuring more than twelve pet adoption organizations. San Francisco’s SPCA will host “Rescue Row on Alabama” where many pets will be available for on-the-spot adoptions. Lastly, the Peninsula Humane Society will feature a carnival-style “Adopt-a-Thon” in their new state-of-the-art indoor dog park in Burlingame that will have games, pet treats and a “Green Carpet” staging area for photos for pets. More than 150 dogs and cats will be available for adoption and adopters will be able to “name their fee” for how much they would like to contribute to adopt their forever companion.

    You can follow all the adoptions happening throughout the day through social media hashtag #CleartheShelters @NBCBayArea.  

    Surprisingly, only about 20 percent of people adopting a pet choose a shelter animal. No shelter wants to see any animals caged. Finding these pets quality homes is even more critical during the summer after the populations at shelters swell due to abandoned and surrendered pets following spring births.

    Dozens of area shelters have already committed to taking part in NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48's "Clear the Shelters” Day on Aug. 15. Please refer to the list below to help identify a participating shelter in your area (or look for it on our interactive map):

    Please note: Addresses below refer to location for day of event (Aug. 15) only

    ALAMEDA COUNTY

    Berkeley Animal Care Services
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    cityofberkeley.org

    Berkeley Humane
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    berkeleyhumane.org

    East Bay SPCA
    8323 Baldwin St, Oakland
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    eastbayspca.org

    Oakland Animal Services
    1101 29th Avenue, Oakland
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    oaklandanimalservices.org

    Tri-City Animal Shelter
    1950 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    fremont.ca.gov

    Valley Humane Society
    3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    valleyhumane.org

    Bee Holistic Cat Care and Rescue
    9th @Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    beeholistic.org

    Bitten by a Kitten Rescue
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    bittenbyakitten.org

    East Bay Animal rescue and Refuge
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    ebarr.org

    Goldie and Papi's Animal Rescue
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    goldieandpapisanimalrescue.com

    Hayward Animal Services
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    haywardanimals.org

    Hayward Animal Services
    16 Barnes Court, Hayward
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    haywardanimals.org

    Rocket Dog Rescue
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    rocketdogrescue.org

    Adopt A Doggie
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    adoptadoggie.org

    Animal Rescue Recon, Inc.
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    animalrescuerecon.com

    Umbrella of Hope Rescue
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    beourpet.org

    Fix Our Ferals
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    fixourferals.org

    Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    alamedaanimalshelter.org

    Hayward Animal Services Bureau
    16 Barnes Court, Hayward
    haywardanimals.org

    House Rabbit Society
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    rabbit.org

    Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    mickaboo.org

    Milo Foundation
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    milofoundation.org

    Orphan Dog Rescue (formerly Lake County Animal Services)
    9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    lakecountyanimalservices.org

    Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, Inc. (TVAR)
    Pleasanton Farmers Market
    West Angela at Main Street
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    tvar.org

    Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, Inc. (TVAR)
    9th and Carleton
    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    tvar.org

    East Bay SPCA
    4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin
    10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

    Bay Area Alliance for Animals
    Online Applications at www.bayarea4a.org
    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

    FurEver Animal Rescue
    Pinole Youth Center, 635 Tennent Ave., Pinole
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    fureveranimalrescue.org

    Tony LaRussa's ARF
    2890 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    arflife.org

    Conta Costa County Animal Services
    4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    ccasd.org

    Contra Costa County Animal Services
    910 San Pablo Ave, Pinole
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    ccasd.org
     

    NAPA COUNTY

    Napa County Animal Shelter
    942 Hartle Court, Napa
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    countyofnapa.org/animalshelter


    SAN FRANCISCO

    San Francisco Animal Care & Control
    Rescue Row
    1200 15th St., San Francisco
    12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    sfgov2.org

    Family Dog Rescue
    255 Alabama St., San Francisco
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Ilovefamilydog.org

    Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
    255 Alabama St., San Francisco
    10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    muttville.org

    San Francisco SPCA
    201 Alabama St., San Francisco
    10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    sfspca.org

    Wonder Dog Rescue
    24th @ Harrison, San Francisco
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    wonderdogrescue.org

    Saving Grace Rescue Inc.
    917 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco savinggracerescue.org


    MARIN COUNTY

    Marin Humane Society
    171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    marinhumanesociety.org


    SAN MATEO COUNTY

    Palo Alto Animal Services
    3281 East Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    cityofpaloalto.org

    Peninsula Humane Society
    1450 Rollins Rd., Burlingame
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    peninsulahumanesociety.org

    Pets In Need
    871 Fifth St., Redwood City
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    petsinneed.org


    SANTA CLARA COUNTY

    City of San Jose Animal Care Center
    2750 Monterey St., San Jose
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    sanjoseca.gov

    County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter
    12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    sccgov.org

    Town Cats of Morgan Hill
    195 San Pedro Ave, Bldg. C12, Morgan Hill
    towncats.org

    Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
    3370 Thomas Rd., Santa Clara
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    svaca.com

    Humane Society Silicon Valley
    901 Ames Ave., Milpitas
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    hssv.org

    Silicon Valley Pet Project
    WEB ONLY
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    svpetproject.org


    SOLANO COUNTY

    Humane Society of the North Bay
    1120 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    hsnb.rescuegroups.org


    SONOMA COUNTY

    Petaluma Animal Shelter
    840 Hopper St., Petaluma
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    petalumaanimalshelter.org

    Sonoma County Animal Services
    1247 Century Court, Santa Rosa
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    sonomacounty.ca.gov
       

    YOLO COUNTY

    3 R Rescue
    Online only
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Winters, CA
    3RRescue.org

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