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97 Pet Adoptions during “Clear the Shelters” Campaign

Camden County Animal Shelter achieves 97 pet adoptions during NBC10 and Telemundo62’s Third Annual “Clear the Shelters” Pet Adoption Campaign

Camden County Animal Shelter found homes for 97 pets; 56 dogs and 41 cats on Saturday, August 19th thanks to NBC10’s and Telemundo62’s Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaign.

“We are proud to support the Camden County Animal Shelter’s Clear the Shelters adoption event every year,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Animal Shelter. “Clear the Shelters event is the largest pet adoption day of the year with so many find new homes. During the event, we were proud to waive the fees for animal adoptions.”

Thank you to the Camden County Board of Freeholders for sponsoring the fee-waived adoptions. Thank you to DJ Nick for the music, Capone Photography for the pictures, and The Nostalgic Dog for the food. A special thanks to all the volunteers and staff of Camden County Animal Shelter who made this event happen.

“It truly is a wonderful experience to see so many pets go home in one day,” says Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of Camden County Animal Shelter. “So far this year we have found homes for more than 2,400 pets.”

Click here to view pictures from the event. 

The popular pet adoption campaign by Philadelphia/WCAU and Telemundo62/WWSI – Clear the Shelters  –  resulted in 4,837 local pet adoptions. Launched in July 2017 and culminating on Clear the Shelters day, Saturday, August 19, the stations’ pet adoption initiative included the participation of nearly 50 animal shelters in the Greater Philadelphia region. On Saturday alone, 1,450 adoptions took place, a 30 percent increase from 2016. Nationally, the third annual Clear the Shelters campaign resulted in the adoption of more than 68,000 pets. Since 2015, NBC10 and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear the Shelters campaign has resulted in more than 141,000 pet adoptions.

For more information about the stations’ Clear the Shelters 2017 pet adoption campaign, including photos and local pet adoption stories, visit NBC10.com and Telemundo62.com. To access stories and photos from other Clear the Shelters participating markets, visit ClearTheShelters.com. To access information in Spanish, please visit DesocuparLosAlbergues.com. Clear the Shelters is an initiative spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal.

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