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Clear the Shelters Map: Find a Participating Shelter Near You

NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo are teaming up Aug. 18 to host the fourth annual Clear the Shelters event



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    This Saturday, August 18, NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are teaming up again for our fourth annual Clear the Shelters! This nationwide pet adoption drive, led by NBC and Telemundo stations, helps animals find their forever home and raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption. More than 50 locations are participating throughout the greater Bay Area.

    The goal is to #ClearTheShelters by finding forever homes for as many animals as possible.

    Tens of thousands of pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 7.6 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 2.7 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.

    Dozens of local shelters will take part this year in Clear the Shelters. Most participating shelters are waiving or reducing adoption fees. Refer to the interactive map above for further details and to find a participating shelter near you.

    You can also join us Saturday at shelters across the Bay Area:

    Clear the Shelters Adoption Row

    Berkeley Humane Society - Ninth and Carleton streets in Berkeley

    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Stop by the NBC Bay Area booth for pet tag engraving, games and prizes! Say hello to Today in the Bay anchors Marcus Washington and Laura Garcia until 12 noon.
    San Jose Animal Care Center - 2750 Monterey Blvd., in San Jose

    10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Stop by and meet NBC Bay Area Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura, who will be at the care center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Tri-City Animal Shelter - 1950 Stevenson Blvd., in Fremont

    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Meet NBC Bay Area's Melissa Colorado, who will be at the shelter from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
    Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation - 2890 Mitchell Dr. in Walnut Creek

    12 to 6 p.m.
    • Say hello to NBC Bay Area anchor Jessica Aguirre and Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri, who will be at the rescue foundation from 12 to 6 p.m.
    San Francisco SPCA - 250 Florida St., in San Francisco

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Meet NBC Bay Area reporter Sam Brock, who will be at the SPCA from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Here's a breakdown of how many adoptable pets are available at participating shelters:

    Antioch Animal Services: 30 cats, 30 dogs, 1 rabbit, 3 hamsters, 2 guinea pigs

    City of San Jose Animal Care Center: 120 cats, 25 dogs

    Compassion Without Borders: 14 dogs

    Contra Costa Humane Society: 22 cats, 3 dogs

    County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter: 100 cats, 20 dogs

    East Bay SPCA, Dublin: 28 cats, 19 dogs

    Friends Forever, A Cat Sanctuary: 100+ cats

    Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter: 24 cats, 18 dogs, 5 rabbits, 1 guinea pig

    Green Dog Rescue Project: 54 dogs

    Hayward Animal Services: 20+ cats, 18 dogs, also has rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats

    Homeless Cat Network: 81 cats

    Humane Society of the North Bay: 40 cats, 35 dogs

    Marin Humane: 50+ cats, 25 dogs, 5 birds, 10 rabbits, 2 reptiles

    Mendocino County Animal Care Services: 26 cats, 16 dogs, 2 chickens, 1 goat

    Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center: 34 cats, 35 dogs, 5 roosters, 3 rabbits, 1 guinea pig

    Palo Alto Animal Services: 15 cats, 1 dog, 2 guinea pigs, 3 rats

    Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA: 124 cats, 32 dogs, 24 small animals, 5 exotics

    Pets In Need: 25 cats, 25 dogs

    Rohnert Park Animal Services: 15 cats, 7 dogs, 8 rabbits, 1 bird

    Safe Cat Foundation: 20 cats

    San Francisco Animal Care & Control: 12 dogs, 10 rabbits, 15 small animals and birds

    Solano County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care: 69 cats, 56 dogs, 3 rabbits

    Town Cats of Morgan Hill: 60 cats across four locations throughout Morgan Hill and San Jose

    Tri-Valley Animal Rescue: 20 cats, less than 10 dogs

    Valley Humane Society: 44 dogs and cats

    Muttville Senior Dog Rescue: 77 dogs