Clear the Shelters
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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 more than 30 shelters across the area to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive from Aug. 23 through Sept. 19, 2021. This year’s Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive features both in-person and virtual pet adoptions – as well as an easy way for people to donate to shelters and rescues online. Nationally, more than half a million pets have been adopted since 2015.
Clear The Shelters will again feature online donations through fundraising partner Greater Good Charities. Those interested in donating to a participating shelter or rescue can visit the Greater Good Charities’ donation site during the campaign at ClearTheSheltersFund.org, which will also be accessible via ClearTheShelters.com. Hill's Pet Nutrition is the national sponsor for its fourth Clear The Shelters campaign this year.
Virtual pet adoptions are also returning for the 2021 campaign through partner WeRescue. The WeRescue app enabled users to locate adoptable pets in their area, submit their adoption applications, and ask questions directly to shelters. iHeartDogs, a previous Clear The Shelters partner, will again donate needed pet supplies to select shelters this year. Leading social media animal brand The Dodo will again serve as a media partner. Visit ClearTheShelters.com for more information.
Clear the Shelters is sponsored locally by Lakeland Hyundai, Lakeland Ford, Cool Today, SPCA Tampa Bay, Spectrum Mobile, and California Closets.
Participating shelters/rescues are listed below: Cool Today will be providing Thank You Gifts to anyone that adopts or donates toys, food or money to participating shelters during the Clear the Shelters event. Participating Shelters offering the “thank you gift” are marked with a double asterisk.