Animal shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need.
The second annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, is happening July 23. More than 400 shelters in 20 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico are waiving or discounting fees as part of the one-day adoption drive.
Over 19,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 7.6 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 2.7 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.
Follow our live counter below to see how many animals have been adopted at the 50+ shelters taking part in the tri-state area on July 23.