Aug. 15, 2015 is “Clear the Shelters” Day, an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help get cats and dogs waiting for new homes successfully adopted. That Saturday, over 40 area animal shelters will take part in “#CleartheShelters” Day in the Bay Area.
NBC and Telemundo will host this national day of action, and participating animal shelters in the Bay Area will offer no-cost or reduced fee adoptions or waive pet spaying and neutering fees. Other shelter fees may apply.
Three Bay Area organizations will hold pet adoption events on August 15 as part of Clear the Shelters. Berkeley’s Humane Society will hold a family-friendly block party located at the corner of 9th and Carleton Streets featuring more than twelve pet adoption organizations.
San Francisco’s SPCA will host “Rescue Row on Alabama” where many pets will be available for on-the-spot adoptions. Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, and the SF Animal Care and Control will be participating.
Lastly, the Peninsula Humane Society will feature a carnival-style “Adopt-a-Thon” in their new state-of-the-art indoor dog park in Burlingame that will have games, pet treats and a “Green Carpet” staging area for photos for pets.
More than 150 dogs and cats will be available for adoption and adopters will be able to “name their fee” for how much they would like to contribute to adopt their forever companion.
Visit NBC Bay Area for more information about the event, and the participating shelters across the country.
Locally, the SF SPCA will be holding a special weekend Clear the Shelters on Rescue Row, and at the Pacific Heights Campus:
On August 15th, hundreds of shelters across the country are taking part in a nationwide push to find homes for pets in need. Along with many organizations across the country, the San Francisco SPCA will be waiving adoption fees* for all animals including our newest additions: bunnies! We will also be offering free adoptions on Sunday, August 16th.
*Special extended hours on Saturday, August 15th: 10am-7pm
*Regular hours on Sunday, August 16th: 10am-6pm
250 Florida Street in the Mission, and
2343 Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights
Click here for more details from SF SPCA.