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Over 135,000 Shelter Pets Find New Home

Close to 2,000 shelters/rescues offered reduced/waived pet adoption fees on August 17, official Clear The Shelters Day and the final count is in! This year’s Clear The Shelters campaign found forever homes for more than 135,000 pets!

GreaterGood.org presented $10,000 grants to three select shelters and a special kennel makeover to their longest living pet residents— Lili at the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, Bentley at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Crosby at the SPCA of Westchester County, New York.

You can read more about Lili’s kennel upgrade here.

Lili, Bentley, and Crosby have all been at their shelter for over two years. Luckily, after this year’s campaign, potential adopters have called in asking about these pups and we’re certain they’ll be in their forever homes in no time.

NBC & Telemundo stations’ #ClearTheShelters day is TODAY and this week GreaterGood.org partnered with The Animal Rescue Site and iHeartDogs.com to surprise 3 shelters with cash and product grants in honor of 3 very special pups. Visit a participating shelter today for adoption specials and to find your new best friend: ClearTheShelters.com

Posted by GreaterGood.org on Saturday, August 17, 2019

Shelter pets of all kinds found new homes during Clear The Shelters 2019 and we couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of it!


Clear the Shelters™ is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Since 2015, more than 385,000 pets – and counting – have found new homes through NBC and Telemundo stations’ Clear The Shelters initiative.

Celebrities and personalities took to social media on August 17 to support NBC/Telemundo stations’ #ClearTheShelters social media day including Ellen DeGeneres, Stephanie Beatriz and Joel McKinnon Miller of Brooklyn 99, Kal Penn, William Jackson Parker of The Good Place, Angela Kinsey of The Office, and Mandy Moore, among others.

“To the thousands of people that supported our social media day on August 17, thank you for using your voices and influence to create a social media movement that trended nationally and helped thousands of pets get a new chance at life. Congratulations to all the families that adopted a pet during Clear The Shelters 2019. I look forward to making Clear The Shelters Day 2020 another special day for deserving animals and their loving families,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.

Published on, August 22, 2019