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Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters


Find Your Shelter: Give a Pet a Loving Home

NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 will 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 4 New York and Telemundo 47 are partnering with dozens of shelters throughout the region 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, animal shelters from across the tri-state area will take part in “#CleartheShelters” Day.

Clear the Shelters: An Adoption Initiative

[NY] Clear the Shelters: An Adoption Initiative
NBC 4 New York presents Clear the Shelters, a shelter animal adoption day initiative. Gus Rosendale explains the need for a day like this. (Published Monday, July 20, 2015)

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

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 “Clear the Shelters” Day on Aug. 15. Please refer the list below to help identify a participating shelter in your area:

New York CIty:


Animal Care of New York City
326 East 110th Street, New York, NY 10029

Animal Care of New York City-Mobile Adoption Manhattan
2475 Broadway at 92nd Street, New York, NY

K9 Kastle
Whiskers Pet Store 235 East 9th St, New York, NY 10003

ASPCA - Shelter
424 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

ASPCA Adoption Truck
2475 Broadway at 92nd Street, New York, NY

Animal Haven
251 Centre St, New York, NY 10013


Second Chance Rescue Inc.
191-11 Northern Boulevard, Flushing NY 11358


Animal Care of New York City- Mobile Adoption Bronx
Joyce Kilmer Park, Walton Ave., Bronx, NY 10452


Animal Care & Control of New York City - Brooklyn
2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208

Staten Island 

Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue
1294 Forest Avenue Staten Island 10302

Animal Care & Control of New York City - Staten Island
3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309

Feline Rescue of Staten Island
Pet Supplies Plus- 965 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, New York 10314


Adopt a Dog
23 Cox Avenue Armonk, NY 10504

Mount Vernon Animal Shelter
600 Garden Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550

SPCA of Westchester
590 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Orange County:

Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark
202 RT 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771

Warwick Valley Humane Society
48 Public Works Rd, Warwick, NY 10990

Rockland County:

Hi Tor Animal Care Center
65 Firemen's Memorial Dr. Pomona, NY 10970

New Jersey:

Bergen County

Bergen County Animal Services
100 United Lane Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.
2 Shelter Lane Oakland, NJ 07436


Burlington County Animal Shelter
35 Academy Drive Westampton, NJ 08060

Essex County

Montclair Township Animal Shelter
77 North Willow Street Montclair, New Jersey 07042

Associated Humane Societies - Newark
124 Evergreen Ave, Newark, NJ 07114

Mercer County

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals
900 Herrontown Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Hudson County

Secaucus Animal Shelter
525 Meadowlands Parkway Secaucus, NJ 07094 

Liberty Humane Society
235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Monmouth County

Associated Humane Societies - Tinton Falls
2960 Shafto Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Middlesex County

Happy Homes Animal Rescue
**Event will be taking place in Parking Lot**
Edison - 283
1029 US Route 1 South, Edison, NJ



Animal Control Center of Stamford
201 Magee Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society)
504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

SPCA of Connecticut
359 Spring Hill Monroe, CT 06468-2100

Long Island:

Suffolk County

Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
300 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719

RSVP Inc. Animal Welfare and Rescue Group
The Maples-10 Ryerson Ave, Manorville, NY 11949

Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter
410 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787

North Fork Animal Welfare League - Southold
165 Peconic Lane Peconic, NY 11958

North Fork Animal Welfare League - Riverhead
532 Youngs Avenue Calverton, NY 11933

Southampton Animal Shelter
102 Old Riverhead Rd W, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue
206 Middle County Road, Middle Island, NY 11953

Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
51 Lamar St, West Babylon, NY 11704

Nassau County 

North Shore Animal League
25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050

Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
3320 Beltagh Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793

Patricia H. Ladew Foundation
34 Hamilton Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Posh Pets Rescue Long Beach
770 Park Place, Long Beach NY

All About Spay Neuter Inc.
4209 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758




More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.