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News Channel 8 presents Clear The Shelters ‘adopt & donate’ campaign this August

Clear the Shelters

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – WFLA News Channel 8 will present its popular Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign this August.

To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, this year’s initiative will run from August 1 through August 31, feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues.

Organizations interested in participating in Clear the Shelters 2020 should complete the Commitment Registration form here. This form is required to ensure proper verification of all interested participants.

These Tampa Bay shelters are already participating:

  1. Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’Lakes
  2. Paw Warriors, Inc., 355 Spring Time Street, Spring Hill
  3. Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo
  4. Cat Haven Rescue, Inc, 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel
  5. Cat Haven Rescue, Inc – Pasco, 8529 Little Road, New Port Richey
  6. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, Largo
  7. Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA of Manatee County, 5718 21st Ave West, Bradenton
  8. Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oliver Street, Brooksville
  9. SPCA Florida, 5850 Brannen Rd S, Lakeland
  10. Barking Out Loud Rescues, Inc, 300 N Lake Drive, Lorida
  11. Precious Paws Rescue, Inc., Citrus County Florida, 5164 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness
  12. Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater
  13. Hernando County SPCA, 9075 Grant St, Brooksville
  14. St Francis Society, PO Box 261614, Tampa
  15. Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N Armenia Avenue, Tampa
  16. Rebels Rescue, Petco 136 S. West shore Blvd, Tampa
  17. SPCA Suncoast, 7734 Congress Street, New Port Richey
  18. Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, 2911 47th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
  19. Florida English Bulldog Rescue, P.O. Box 754, Odessa
  20. The Humane Society of Polk County, Inc, 3195 Dundee Rd, Winter Haven
  21. The Humane Society of Sarasota County, 2331 15th Street, Sarasota
  22. Hands Helping Paws Rescue Inc., 53 W Bay Blvd S, Lake Wales
  23. Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th Avenue W, Bradenton
  24. Highlands County Sheriffs Animal Services, 7300 Haywood Taylor Blvd, Sebring
  25. Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto
  26. SPCA Suncoast, 7734 Congress Street, New Port Richey
  27. Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Rd, Inverness
  28. St Francis Society, PO Box 261614, Tampa
  29. FLUFF Animal Rescue, 9400 SEMINOLE BOULEVARD, SEMINOLE
  30. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, Largo
  31. Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control, 7115 De Castro Rd, Winter Haven
  32. The Greener Side Haven, Inc., 3892 N Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills
  33. Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, 26920 Gopher Hill Road, Myakka City

This is the sixth consecutive year that News Channel 8 presents its popular pet adoption campaign to area communities. Since 2015, our local Clear The Shelters campaign has helped hundreds of pets find new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com for more information.

This year’s Clear The Shelters’ “Adopt & Donate” campaign features returning partners WeRescue and GreaterGood.org, and new partner 24PetWatch. Users can use the WeRescue iOS app to locate adoptable pets near their zip code, submit their pet adoption applications through shelters’ websites, and ask questions directly to shelters.

Individuals who are interested in donating to a shelter/rescue, please visit GreaterGood.org’s Clear The Shelters donation site ClearTheSheltersFund.org. Also, 24PetWatch is enabling shelters to increase their exposure through 24Petshelter.com/cleartheshelter, a free website providing a full list of participating shelters and their adoptable pets along with a link to contact them.

Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

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Clear The Shelters

Shelters near you


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 from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, featuring virtual pet adoptions to make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues.

More than 150,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015 and we want to add to the number.

Find a shelter near you:

  • Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O'Lakes
  • Paw Warriors, Inc., 355 Spring Time Street, Spring Hill
  • Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo
  • Cat Haven Rescue, Inc, 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel
  • Cat Haven Rescue, Inc - Pasco, 8529 Little Road, New Port Richey
  • SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, Largo
  • Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA of Manatee County, 5718 21st Ave West, Bradenton
  • Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oliver Street, Brooksville
  • SPCA Florida, 5850 Brannen Rd S, Lakeland
  • Barking Out Loud Rescues, Inc, 300 N Lake Drive, Lorida
  • Precious Paws Rescue, Inc., Citrus County Florida, 5164 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness
  • Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater
  • Hernando County SPCA, 9075 Grant St, Brooksville
  • St Francis Society, PO Box 261614, Tampa
  • Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N Armenia Avenue, Tampa
  • Rebels Rescue, Petco 136 S. West shore Blvd, Tampa
  • SPCA Suncoast, 7734 Congress Street, New Port Richey
  • Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, 2911 47th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
  • Florida English Bulldog Rescue, P.O. Box 754, Odessa
  • The Humane Society of Polk County, Inc, 3195 Dundee Rd, Winter Haven
  • The Humane Society of Sarasota County, 2331 15th Street, Sarasota
  • Hands Helping Paws Rescue Inc., 53 W Bay Blvd S, Lake Wales
  • Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th Avenue W, Bradenton
  • Highlands County Sheriffs Animal Services, 7300 Haywood Taylor Blvd, Sebring
  • Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto
  • SPCA Suncoast, 7734 Congress Street, New Port Richey
  • Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Rd, Inverness
  • St Francis Society, PO Box 261614, Tampa
  • FLUFF Animal Rescue, 9400 SEMINOLE BOULEVARD, SEMINOLE
  • SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, Largo
  • Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control, 7115 De Castro Rd, Winter Haven
  • The Greener Side Haven, Inc., 3892 N Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills
  • Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, 26920 Gopher Hill Road, Myakka City

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