Clear the Shelters

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

North Texas animal shelters and rescues are partnering to find homes for adoptable pets. 

On Aug. 17, adoption fees will be waived at the Irving Animal Care Campus. 

Returning for its sixth year, Clear the Shelters promises to have an even bigger reach, as media partners NBC, Telemundo and sponsors Hill’s Science Diet and Cat's Pride Cat Litter link cities, shelters and rescues across the country into one event designed to affect lives. In 2018, more than 103,037 pets were adopted from over 1,200 shelters during the campaign. These results illustrate the power of collaboration and teamwork.

The entire campaign is more than a simple adoption event at a time of year when the facility is usually at or over capacity. It also educates the public on the benefits of adopting shelter animals, which translates into an increase in adoptions all year long. Visitors witness the quality of care that animals receive in a bright, clean facility and learn about the work done there every day to make it more than just a place to adopt animals, and that positive message has spread through the community.