Clear The Shelters 2022: What you need to know about adopting and donating | Clear Shelters

Animal shelters across the country are once again partnering with NBC and Telemundo stations like NBC Right Now to find loving homes for pets in need with the Pet Adoption and Donation Campaign Clear The Shelters.

The stations’ month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort offers virtual pet adoptions and ways to donate online to participating shelters and rescues. The campaign runs from August 1 to August 31, 2022.

What is Clear The Shelters?

Clear The Shelters is an annual national pet adoption and shelter donation campaign that is led by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Each year, NBCUniversal Local’s NBC and Telemundo stations, along with affiliate stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events.

How did the cleaning of the shelters start?

NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a pet adoption event in North Texas in 2014 hosted by NBC 5/KXAS and Telemundo 39/KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in a day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters animal adoption campaign has helped more than half a million animals find new homes.

How can I adopt a pet through Clear The Shelters?

The WeRescue allows users to search for adoptable pets in their area by breed, gender, size, and other factors using their smartphone. Users can also submit adoption requests and ask questions directly to shelters through the app.

How can I donate to a local animal shelter?

Clear The Shelters offers online donations through partners Great good charities and animal rescue site, who host the fundraiser and cover all transaction fees so that 100% of donations go directly to shelters and relief in need. Online donations can be made to participating shelters or rescues during the campaign at ClearTheSheltersFund.orgalso accessible via

Where can I find more information about Clear The Shelters 2022?

You can find more information about participating animal shelters, rescues and local adoption events at or the site in Spanish

You can also follow Clear The Shelters on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with this year’s animal adoption and donation news:

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