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You Can Help ‘Clear the Shelters’ by Giving a Pet a Loving Home

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 hold 'Clear the Shelters' pet adoption day on Aug. 15

Thousands of animals in our area are in need of homes. That’s why NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are partnering with dozens of shelters throughout the Bay Area to help find these animals permanent loving homes. 

Aug. 15, 2015 is “Clear the Shelters” Day, an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help get cats and dogs waiting for new homes successfully adopted. That Saturday, over 40 area animal shelters will take part in “#CleartheShelters” Day. On this national day of action, participating animal shelters in the Bay Area will offer no-cost or reduced fee adoptions or waive pet spaying and neutering fees. Other shelter fees may apply.

The ultimate goal of the event is to help as many animals as possible find their perfect match!

“There are thousands of animals sitting in shelters across the Bay Area right now waiting for families to rescue them. We’re proud to be working with numerous shelters across the Bay Area to help ‘Clear the Shelters’ and help find these animals permanent, loving homes,” said Rich Cerussi, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. 

Three Bay Area organizations will hold pet adoption events on August 15 as part of Clear the Shelters. Berkeley’s Humane Society will hold a family-friendly block party located at the corner of 9th and Carleton Streets featuring more than twelve pet adoption organizations. San Francisco’s SPCA will host “Rescue Row on Alabama” where many pets will be available for on-the-spot adoptions. Lastly, the Peninsula Humane Society will feature a carnival-style “Adopt-a-Thon” in their new state-of-the-art indoor dog park in Burlingame that will have games, pet treats and a “Green Carpet” staging area for photos for pets. More than 150 dogs and cats will be available for adoption and adopters will be able to “name their fee” for how much they would like to contribute to adopt their forever companion.

You can follow all the adoptions happening throughout the day through social media hashtag #CleartheShelters @NBCBayArea.  

Surprisingly, only about 20 percent of people adopting a pet choose a shelter animal. No shelter wants to see any animals caged. Finding these pets quality homes is even more critical during the summer after the populations at shelters swell due to abandoned and surrendered pets following spring births.

Dozens of area shelters have already committed to taking part in NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48's "Clear the Shelters” Day on Aug. 15. Please refer to the list below to help identify a participating shelter in your area (or look for it on our interactive map):

Please note: Addresses below refer to location for day of event (Aug. 15) only

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Berkeley Animal Care Services
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
cityofberkeley.org

Berkeley Humane
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
berkeleyhumane.org

East Bay SPCA
8323 Baldwin St, Oakland
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
eastbayspca.org

Oakland Animal Services
1101 29th Avenue, Oakland
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
oaklandanimalservices.org

Tri-City Animal Shelter
1950 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
fremont.ca.gov

Valley Humane Society
3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
valleyhumane.org

Bee Holistic Cat Care and Rescue
9th @Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
beeholistic.org

Bitten by a Kitten Rescue
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
bittenbyakitten.org

East Bay Animal rescue and Refuge
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ebarr.org

Goldie and Papi's Animal Rescue
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
goldieandpapisanimalrescue.com

Hayward Animal Services
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
haywardanimals.org

Hayward Animal Services
16 Barnes Court, Hayward
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
haywardanimals.org

Rocket Dog Rescue
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
rocketdogrescue.org

Adopt A Doggie
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
adoptadoggie.org

Animal Rescue Recon, Inc.
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
animalrescuerecon.com

Umbrella of Hope Rescue
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
beourpet.org

Fix Our Ferals
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
fixourferals.org

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
alamedaanimalshelter.org

Hayward Animal Services Bureau
16 Barnes Court, Hayward
haywardanimals.org

House Rabbit Society
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
rabbit.org

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
mickaboo.org

Milo Foundation
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
milofoundation.org

Orphan Dog Rescue (formerly Lake County Animal Services)
9th @ Carleton, Berkeley
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
lakecountyanimalservices.org

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, Inc. (TVAR)
Pleasanton Farmers Market
West Angela at Main Street
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
tvar.org

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, Inc. (TVAR)
9th and Carleton
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
tvar.org

East Bay SPCA
4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin
10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Bay Area Alliance for Animals
Online Applications at www.bayarea4a.org
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

FurEver Animal Rescue
Pinole Youth Center, 635 Tennent Ave., Pinole
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
fureveranimalrescue.org

Tony LaRussa's ARF
2890 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
arflife.org

Conta Costa County Animal Services
4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ccasd.org

Contra Costa County Animal Services
910 San Pablo Ave, Pinole
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ccasd.org
 

NAPA COUNTY

Napa County Animal Shelter
942 Hartle Court, Napa
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
countyofnapa.org/animalshelter


SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Animal Care & Control
Rescue Row
1200 15th St., San Francisco
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
sfgov2.org

Family Dog Rescue
255 Alabama St., San Francisco
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ilovefamilydog.org

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
255 Alabama St., San Francisco
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
muttville.org

San Francisco SPCA
201 Alabama St., San Francisco
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
sfspca.org

Wonder Dog Rescue
24th @ Harrison, San Francisco
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
wonderdogrescue.org

Saving Grace Rescue Inc.
917 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco savinggracerescue.org


MARIN COUNTY

Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
marinhumanesociety.org


SAN MATEO COUNTY

Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 East Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
cityofpaloalto.org

Peninsula Humane Society
1450 Rollins Rd., Burlingame
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
peninsulahumanesociety.org

Pets In Need
871 Fifth St., Redwood City
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
petsinneed.org


SANTA CLARA COUNTY

City of San Jose Animal Care Center
2750 Monterey St., San Jose
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
sanjoseca.gov

County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter
12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
sccgov.org

Town Cats of Morgan Hill
195 San Pedro Ave, Bldg. C12, Morgan Hill
towncats.org

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
3370 Thomas Rd., Santa Clara
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
svaca.com

Humane Society Silicon Valley
901 Ames Ave., Milpitas
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
hssv.org

Silicon Valley Pet Project
WEB ONLY
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
svpetproject.org


SOLANO COUNTY

Humane Society of the North Bay
1120 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
hsnb.rescuegroups.org


SONOMA COUNTY

Petaluma Animal Shelter
840 Hopper St., Petaluma
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
petalumaanimalshelter.org

Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Court, Santa Rosa
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
sonomacounty.ca.gov
   

YOLO COUNTY

3 R Rescue
Online only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Winters, CA
3RRescue.org

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