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.
- 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.
- Meet NBC Bay Area's Melissa Colorado, who will be at the shelter from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
- 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