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

Adopt and donate August 1-31

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.

To help individuals and communities continue to practice health and safety measures, this year's month-long “Adopt & Donate” campaign will feature in-person and virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues.

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 through August. 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. 1-31.

IN PERSON: Bark-and-Meow Around the Block adoption event at Berkeley Humane (2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley) on Saturday, Aug. 27 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!

IN PERSON: Pet Adoption Day at Oakland Zoo (9777 Golf Links Road) on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Animals from East Bay SPCA will be available for adoption at the free event. Adoptions are in-person, outdoors, and first-come, first served. Families who adopt an animal will receive four tickets to return to the zoo on the day of their choice.

IN PERSON: San Jose Animal Care Center (2750 Monterey Rd. San José, CA 95111) adoption event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 cats and dogs will be available at the event.

This is the eighth 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 half a million 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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