NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are teaming up to Clear the Shelters. It's our annual push to find hundreds of animals their forever homes.
We kicked off the nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday.
Dozens of shelters in the Bay Area are participating in the drive, with many waiving adoption fees or offering discounts during our campaign.
In Berkeley, the annual Bark (and Meow) Around the Block event joined NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 for the area's biggest adopt-a-thon and street fair of the year.
This year marked our fifth annual animal adoption drive. More than 1,400 shelters and rescues registered to participate in the campaign.
In the Bay Area, as of Saturday afternoon over 900 animals have found their fur-ever homes and nationwide, at least 89,314 animals have been adopted.
"We just came in here and saw that they were free and we're going to pick one out," said one of two young brothers who came to the event to choose a cat.
One San Jose man said he originally wanted a chihuahua, but left with a pit bull. "We were just like 'alright cool,' and then I saw him again and I'm like, 'I want him.' That's how that went."
Check out some highlights below.