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NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 Team Up to Clear the Shelters

Adopt and donate August 1-31st

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NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are teaming up with Bay Area animal shelters and rescue organizations to find animals forever homes during Clear the Shelters – the nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign.

Each year, NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 partner with animal shelters and rescues in the Bay Area to host Clear the Shelters adoption events and raise funds and awareness for Bay Area shelter animals.

This year's month-long “Adopt & Donate” campaign will feature in-person pet adoptions and online donations, making it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues.

More than 40 Bay Area shelters and rescues are registered to participate and registration remains open through August. Enter your zip code in the interactive map below to find a shelter or rescue near you.


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. 1-31.

IN PERSON: Pet Adoption Day at Oakland Zoo (9777 Golf Links Road) on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Animals from East Bay SPCA will be available for adoption at the free event. The event will take place in the Children's Zoo and adoptions are in-person, and first-come, first served. Families who adopt an animal will receive a free FREE family pass with admission for 2 adults, 2 children, and free parking to return at a later date.

IN PERSON: Bark-and-Meow Around the Block adoption event at Berkeley Humane (2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley) on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will feature over 75 cats and dogs available for adoption from all over the Bay Area. Adoptions are in-person, and first-come, first-served. Come join us for live music, food bites, a beer garden, and Berkeley Humane's vibrant, animal-loving community.

IN PERSON: County of Santa Clara Animal Services (12425 Monterey Rd. San Martin, CA 95046) adoption event on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 cats and dogs will be available at the event. Adoptions are in-person, and first-come, first-served.

This is the ninth consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo stations have spearheaded the pet adoption initiative to communities nationwide. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than 860,000 pets find permanent homes.

Organizations interested in participating in Clear the Shelters should complete the online registration form here. This form is required to ensure the organization is verified and appears on the interactive map of participating shelters. There is no deadline to register.

Check out some highlights below!

This is the seventh year in a row that NBC and Telemundo 48 have teamed up to help find animals their forever homes. More than 600,000 pets have been adopted since 2015 and as Thom Jensen reports, the Bay Area has done its part bringing hundreds of sheltered dogs and cats into their homes once again this year.
This Saturday will be our annual Bark-and-Meow Around the Block adoption event at Berkeley Humane from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Melissa Colorado has the details.
Asian Pacific America: Pets In Need Executive Director Al Mollica shares tips for those adopting a rescue pet for the first time.
All month long, NBC Bay Area is partnering with local animal shelters to help find forever-homes for pets. Ian Cull profiles a state-of-the-art, new shelter in the South Bay which employees say is the best facility in the nation.
Asian Pacific America: Dr. Wailani Sung is an animal behavior specialist at San Francisco SPCA sharing tips and things to consider as first-time adopters welcome a shelter pet into their home during Clear the Shelters.

Warriors' player adopts a pair of kittens at San Francisco Animal Care and Control:

Ever wonder what a big-time Warriors' player is doing when he's not dribbling down the court? He’s cuddling kittens! James Wiseman popped over to San Francisco Animal Care and Control Tuesday afternoon and adopted two kittens.

Adoptions at Humane Society Silicon Valley:

Asian Pacific America: NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are teaming up with Bay Area animal shelters for Clear the Shelters, a pet adoption drive from Aug. 23- Sept. 19 that helps find homes for animals in need.
NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are teaming up for the annual Clear the Shelters event, held virtually this year due to the pandemic. Jackie Ward reports.
All this month, NBC Bay Area and our partners at Telemundo 48 are working to clear the shelters. During the pandemic, local shelters are getting creative to help people find their perfect pets.
Neel Fulton and his teammates on the Track & Field team at Palo Alto High School thought of a fun and safe way to raise funds and awareness for Clear the Shelters and Pets In Need.
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