Clear the Shelters

More Than 200 Pets Find Forever Homes in at the Irving ANIMAL CARE CAMPUS DURING Clear the Shelters

Animal adopters took home 285 pets from the Irving Animal Care Campus  during the NBC and Telemundo stations’ 2021 Clear the Shelters” month-long event. 

Irving Community Television Network spoke to some adopters that visited the shelter. Watch the video below to hear this year's stories. 

Eight years ago, Irving developed the idea and proposed it to NBC 5 and Telemundo 39. NBC embraced it and that year, 33 North Texas shelters participated, with 2,273 animals adopted.

In 2015, NBC and Telemundo rolled it out to stations across the country. The event has had a positive effect on changing people’s perceptions of their local shelters by drawing them into the shelters during the campaign. Once there, they saw that the shelters were clean and run professionally, and the sweet animals in them just needed a home. 

“It truly underscores the power of collaboration because working together, we’ve been able to save thousands of pets’ lives,” said Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer. “It’s a great accomplishment, and I’m proud to say it all started right here in Irving, Texas.”