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.
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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. 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!
Warriors' player adopts a pair of kittens at San Francisco Animal Care and Control:
Adoptions at Humane Society Silicon Valley: