NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are teaming up with Bay Area animal shelters and rescue organizations to find animals forever homes during the month-long "Adopt & Donate" effort from Aug. 23 to Sept. 19, 2021.
To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, this year's month-long “Adopt & Donate” initiative will feature virtual and in-person pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues.
Organizations interested in participating in Clear the Shelters should complete the online registration form here. This form is required to ensure your organization is verified and appears on the interactive map of participating shelters. There is no deadline to register.
The adoption process has changed since the start of the pandemic and is different for each organization. Shelters and rescues encourage you to call ahead, make an appointment, and fill out any adoption paperwork that needs to be completed before arriving to the shelter.
More than 40 Bay Area shelters and rescues are registered to participate and registration remains open until Sept. 19. Enter your zip code in the interactive map below to find a shelter or rescue near you.
HOW TO ADOPT & DONATE:
ONLINE: You can donate online to a participating shelter or rescue by visiting the Greater Good Charities donation site during the Clear the Shelters campaign Aug. 23-Sept. 19.
IN PERSON: Bark-and-Meow Around the Block adoption event at Berkeley Humane (2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley CA) on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 animals will be available for adoption at the in-person event, including a mobile adoption van and vaccination clinic. Adoptions are in-person, outdoors, and first-come, first served, so plan to arrive early! Meet some of the animals that will be available for adoption below:
Photos: NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 Team Up to Clear the Shelters
This is the seventh consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations have spearheaded the pet adoption initiative to communities nationwide. Since 2015, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than half a million pets find permanent homes.
Check out some highlights below!
Warriors' player adopts a pair of kittens at San Francisco Animal Care and Control:
Adoptions at Humane Society Silicon Valley: