Help clear the animal shelters! Adoption fees waived on July 23 - - Columbia, South Carolina

Help clear the animal shelters! Adoption fees waived on July 23


We are excited that Clear the Shelters, a ground-breaking, community-driven initiative that seeks to match deserving animals with loving and permanent homes, is returning for a second year! This year’s Clear the Shelters event will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at local participating animal shelters located all across the country, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Midlands shelters participating in the event will waive adoption fees on July 23.

We want to see your pictures! Use the hashtag #WISClearTheShelters on Instagram and Twitter. Check out our Facebook Live stream on the WIS Facebook page to see the adorable animals that are looking for homes. 

We are incredibly grateful to all the local animal shelters and community organizations and leaders that worked with us to make last year’s first-of-its-kind nationwide pet adoption drive an overwhelming success.

This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful inaugural effort, which resulted in nearly 20,000 animals finding new homes in one single day across 400 animal shelters. Last year’s effort literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country in one day and inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need.

Participating Shelters

Columbia Animal Services

127 Humane Lane


Kershaw County Humane Society

128 Black River Rd


Fairfield County Animal Adoption Center

1678 US Hwy 321 Business North


Winnsboro, SC

Newberry County Animal Shelter

240 Public Works. Dr.

Newberry, SC


Pawmetto Lifeline

1275 Bower Parkway Columbia


Check out, to access a "Shelter Locator Map" and a list of participating animal shelters, along with their hours of operations.

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