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Arizona to “Clear the Shelters” on August 15
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12 August 2015   Elisabeth Haugan

Shelters across the State and local media team up to match homeless pets with forever families

PRESCOTT, Ariz., (August 3, 2015) – Yavapai Humane Society (1625 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, Ariz.), invites the community to bring a deserving pet into their family from the shelter on Saturday, August 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Clear the Shelters day. Clear the Shelters is a national event hosted by NBC/Telemundo in an effort to relieve shelters of overcrowding, save more pets lives, and create happiness by bringing people and pets together.

This national pet adoption drive has teamed up with eight local animal shelters in Northern Arizona, the Phoenix area, and outlying communities. Clear the Shelters will pair local television stations with animal shelters across the country to find new homes for homeless pets. On this national day of action, participating animal shelters, including Yavapai Humane Society, will offer adoptions for donations instead of standard fees.

The Clear the Shelters effort, is sponsored by Overstock.com and will take place in 19 markets across the United States and Puerto Rico. Locally, viewers will be able to watch special programming that raises awareness about the actual pet adoption day as well as issues, like the overpopulation of shelters in the Phoenix and outlying areas and the dangers of euthanasia on KTAZ-TV Channel 39 Phoenix.

Clear the Shelters was initiated last year in the Dallas-Fort Worth market as a partnership between local television stations and dozens of North Texas animal shelters. The day resulted in the adoption of more than 2,200 homeless animals, the most adopted in one day in North Texas! Animal rescues hope to repeat that astounding success in Arizona, especially right here in the Quad Cities area.

There are many different ages, breeds, sizes, and personalities available for adoption at Yavapai Humane Society. Yavapai Humane Society always encourages friends of the animals to “Opt to Adopt” when looking for their next furry family member. Only an estimated 30% of owned animals are adopted from shelters or rescues. Yavapai Humane Society asks for help making this statistic much higher and wants to find them ALL homes this Saturday, August 15 for the Clear the Shelters day!

For more information about the national pet adoption drive, visit www.cleartheshelters.com. To see pets who are available for adoption at the Yavapai Humane Society, visit www.yavapaihumane.org.