FCVC loves supporting those opportunities to bring animals out of shelters into loving homes. In advance of this weekends nationwide Clear the Shelters 2019 event, we wanted to tell you who is doing what this weekend:

Clear the Shelters 2019 Event

Clear the Shelters 2019

From the Clear The Shelters page,

The dog days of summer are here and as the mercury rises, so does the spirits of rescue animals around the country.

That’s because Clear the Shelters is back. NBC and Telemundo stations’ are teaming up with adoption facilities nationwide on Aug. 17 for the fifth annual animal adoption drive.

More than 1,400 shelters and rescues have already registered to participate in this year’s campaign.

“Clear The Shelters 2019 is a summer tradition that communities everywhere look forward to,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “We’re proud to join with animal welfare centers and rescues, as well as our affiliate station partners and sponsors, [Cat’s Pride, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and our digital media partner The Dodo] to present this annual event that celebrates animals and helps shelters match families with their new furry best friend,”

This year, Grammy award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson will host the 30-minute program recapping the Clear the Shelters campaign.

clear the shelters 2019The ASPCA is holding a “Clear the Shelters 2019” event at their facilities and encouraging everyone to take the opportunity to adopt!

Come meet your new BFF! On August 17, 2019, the ASPCA Adoption Center will be welcoming guests to celebrate our fifth annual Clear the Shelters 2019 adoption event! But this exciting event doesn’t stop at our Adoption Center—it’s a call across the country for adoption. Hundreds of adoption centers nationwide will be offering discounted or waived adoption fees in order to find more homeless animals loving, happy homes. In honor of the occasion, the ASPCA Adoption Center will be offering a special promotion—fee-waived adoptions! Adopters will be able to take home a new furry family member without an adoption fee. All cats and dogs will be up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, have been spayed or neutered and are ready to go to their new homes.

clear the shelters 2019Petsmart Charities is also involved, with the “Clear the Shelters 2019” event inviting adoptions at all their Petsmart stores:

Our centers feature adoptable pets from local animal welfare groups. When you adopt from us, you are making a direct impact in your community. Nearly every PetSmart store features a Cat Adoption Center, where kittens and cats can be adopted 7 days a week. Together we have saved over 8 million pets through adoption. Join us to keep the momentum going during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend events at your local PetSmart store.

If you want to check out one of the 17,000 shelters in the USA that are part of the Adopt-a-Pet network, you can do so using with the widget on our site (you can find it on our home page, too):

Pet adoption and rescue powered by Adopt-a-Pet.com

It isn’t often you can adopt a pet with no adoption fees. If you have been thinking about adopting a dog, cat or other type of pet, check out this event.

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Attribution: Adopt a Pet.com, Clear the Shelters.com, PetSmart Charities, and ASPCA.org