Clear the Shelters, Saturday, August 18, 2018
WRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., have teamed up with twelve local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, the fourth annual nationwide pet adoption drive. Each shelter will waive adoption fees on Saturday, August 18 as part of the nationwide NBCUniversal Clear the Shelters initiative.
Spring litters greatly increase the overall animal population, leading to overcrowding of shelters during the summer months. Bringing a new pet into your home at this critical time of year will ease that burden and fill your home with unconditional love from a new furry friend.
In 2017, over 80,000 pets were adopted from 900 shelters across the country during the Clear the Shelters campaign. Locally, WRAL helped find homes for 1,195 pets in one day!
Twelve local animal shelters will participate in Clear the Shelters with WRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. Each shelter will waive adoption fees for one day.
Saturday, August 18, 2018 (10am-6pm)
The following shelters:
Animal Protection Society of Durham, Franklin County Animal Shelter, Harnett County Animal Shelter, Johnston County Animal Services, Orange County Animal Services, Paws4ever, Vance County Animal Shelter, Wake County Animal Center, SPCA of Wake County, Safe Haven for Cats, Wayne County Education and Animal Adoption Center, and Cumberland County Animal Control
Visit www.wral.com/lifestyles/pets/ to access more information about Clear the Shelters. A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets.
Use the hashtag #cleartheshelters and #wral to follow the effort on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Add #shelfie to share pics of your newly adopted shelter pet.
Tune in to WRAL-TV on Friday, August 24 at 7 p.m. to for a 30-minute Clear the Shelters special featuring highlights from the national event, plus heartwarming local pet adoption stories.
Thanks to WRAL-TV for this capcom story.