NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are proud to present the 5th annual Clear the Shelters adoption event on Saturday, August 17.
The goal is to #ClearTheShelters by finding forever homes for as many animals as possible.
Across the country, over 100,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 6.5 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 3.2 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.
Many local shelters will take part this year in Clear the Shelters. Refer to the interactive map above to identify a participating shelter near you.