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WRAL, local shelters team up for July 23 pet adoption event

Posted July 14

WRAL-TV, in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., has teamed up with eight local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, the second annual nationwide pet adoption drive. Each shelter will waive adoption fees on Saturday, July 23, 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.

This year’s national Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful inaugural effort, which resulted in nearly 20,000 pets finding new homes through an unprecedented partnership between the NBCUniversal-owned television stations and hundreds of animal shelters located all across the country and in Puerto Rico. The nationwide day of action literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country and inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need.

WHAT: Eight local animal shelters will participate in Clear the Shelters with WRAL-TV in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. Each shelter will waive adoption fees for one day.

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2016 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

WHERE: The following shelters: SPCA of Wake County, Wake County Animal Center, SAFE Haven for Cats, Orange County Animal Services, Moore County Animal Center, Durham Animal Protection Society, Edgecombe County Animal Shelter, Person County Animal Services. See the interactive map on the Pets section front for more details.

ADOPTION TRACKER: A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets.

SOCIAL: Use the hashtag #ClearTheShelters and #WRAL to follow the effort on Twitter and Facebook. On Instagram, use #SHELfie to share a photo of you and your own shelter pet.

Clear the Shelters

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