San Diegans Help ‘Clear the Shelters’ in Pet Adoption Event


Hundreds of pets in San Diego County will have forever homes thanks to NBC 7’s upcoming and very successful “Clear the Shelters” program. The 2016 event will take place this year on Saturday, July23!

The Clear the Shelters effort was a national initiative spearheaded by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. NBC Stations across the country teamed up with their local shelters to place animals in permanent homes.

In San Diego, NBC 7  partnered with more than a dozen local shelters throughout the county to match up animals with new, loving owners. Participating shelters agreed to waive adoption fees* (spay/neuter fees) one day only for the important event on Saturday.


During the course of the day, NBC 7 anchor and lover of all things pet related Dagmar Midcap will cover the excitement, while the station tallies a number of photos of locals with their pets submitted via social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #NBC7 of pets being adopted through the #ClearTheShelters event.  Check out last years gallery here.  Be sure to keep up with Dagmar and her NBC7 pet coverage on Twitter as the covers the 2016 #ClearTheShelters event!


Last year, the event ended at 5 p.m. and 776 pets were successfully adopted from local shelters across San Diego County, according to a final tally.
Nationwide, the number of pets who found permanent homes during Clear the Shelters reached more than 16,000.

Thank you NBC7 San Diego for all your efforts in helping homeless pets find forever families with this awesome event!  Just like parenting a child, parenting a new dog will have its struggles too– but once you get the flow of things, the routine becomes effortless and the love for your furry friend will over power you with a joy and special bond incomparable to anything else.  Stay tuned for this years #ClearTheShelters recap with NBC7 News and San Diego’s favorite animal loving and weather anchor, Dagmar Midcap! 

On August 15, hundreds of animal shelters across the country are coming together for “Clear the Shelters” Day, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in new homes. For more information on Clear the Shelters, including info on participating shelters and available pets, click here. Follow the #Cleartheshelters hashtag on social media to keep up with the latest news on the big event.
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