Finding Forever Homes on August 17, 2019

Celebs Support Clear the Shelters Day

"It’s a great day to make a new best friend. #ClearTheShelters," Ellen DeGeneres tweeted

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About Clear the Shelters

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17 to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 250,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.



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    Celebrities are hailing Clear the Shelters Day and celebrating the more than 76,000 pets that have found forever homes during the nationwide animal adoption campaign today. 

    Celebs, such as Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Wanda Sykes, have sent well wishes to the pets across America in search of a place to call home.

    "It’s a great day to make a new best friend. #ClearTheShelters," DeGeneres tweeted.

    Clear the Shelters day takes place nationwide. Visit the shelter map to find one of 1,100 participating shelters near you. 

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    NBC and Telemundo Owned Television Stations started the Clear the Shelters initiative nationwide four years ago. Since its inception, more than 215,000 pets (and counting) have been adopted.

    Telemundo 39 anchor Norma Garcia fell in love with an adorable puppy while working at Irving Animal Shelter in Irving, Texas, and decided to adopt the dog herself. Garcia joined the thousands of new families formed.