What to Know
- Help pets in need find loving forever homes on Saturday, Aug. 17, with our fifth annual nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption drive
- 100+ tri-state shelters are participating this year; use the map above to find one nearest you
- Across the country, over 100,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo are helping pets in need find loving homes Saturday with our fifth annual Clear the Shelters drive, a national effort that has seen hundreds of thousands of pets adopted over the last few years.
More than 100 tri-state shelters and rescues are participating in this year's event. Refer to the interactive map above to find a participating one near you.
On Aug. 17, all participating animal shelters and rescues will offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families adopt a new pet. Local shelters and rescues interested in joining the adoption drive can learn about how they can register here.
Across the country, over 100,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 6.5 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 3.2 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.