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Clear The Shelters

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Thousands of pets are looking for their forever homes and News Channel 8 is On Your Side helping to make that happen in the Tampa Bay area.

We are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18 to help find loving homes for animals in need.

More than 150,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.

Now is the time for shelters to register by completing the online application located here.

When registering, please make sure you select the TAMPA-ST.PETERSBURG-SARASOTA, FL region. This will put your shelter on our CLEAR THE SHELTERS online map, driving families to your shelter. 

Here are the local shelters that are offering no-cost or reduced-fee adoptions for this event:

  1. Humane Society of Tampa Bay- 3607 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa
  2. Friends of Strays Animal Shelter- 2911 47th Avenue N, St. Petersburg
  3. FLUFF Animal Rescue of Tampa Bay- 11220 Park Blvd N, Seminole
  4. SPCA Tampa Bay- 9099 130th Ave N, Largo
  5. Pinellas County Animal Services- 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo
  6. Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA of Manatee County- 5718 21st Avenue West, Bradenton
  7. Manatee County Animal Services- 305 25th Street West, Palmetto
  8. St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice- 1925 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
  9. Humane Society of the Nature Coast- 7200 Mobley Rd, Brooksville
  10. Hernando County Animal Services- 19450 Oliver Street, Brooksville
  11. Paw Warriors-355 Spring Time Street, Spring Hill
  12. SPCA of Hernando-9075 Grant St, Brooksville
  13. Pasco County Animal Services- 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O'Lakes
  14. Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Rd, Inverness
  15. Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th Street West, Bradenton
  16. Barking Out Loud Rescue,  300 N. Lake Drive, Lorida
  17. Royal Pet Rescue of Sarasota, 1097 Tarpon Ave, Sarasota
  18. SPCA Florida, 5850 Brannen Rd. South, Lakeland
  19. Nate's Honor Animal Rescue, 4951 Lorraine Road, Bradenton
  20. Highlands County Sheriff Animal Services, 7421 Haywood Taylor Blvd., Sebring
  21. Humane Society of Polk County, 3195 Dundee Road, Winter Haven
  22. Hillsborough County Pet Resources, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa
  23. SPCA SUNCOAST,  7734 Congress St., New Port Richey

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