Help clear the animal shelters! Adoption fees waived on August 19

Help clear the animal shelters! Adoption fees waived on August 19

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - 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 the third year! This year Clear the Shelter event will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017, 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 August 19.

To register your shelter, click here

Nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 that helps find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016.

We want to see your pictures! Use the hashtag #WISClearTheShelters on Instagram and Twitter.

Participating Shelters:

Columbia Animal Services

Lexington County Animal Shelter

Newberry County Animal Shelter

Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center (Kershaw County)

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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