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Finding Forever Homes Across the Country

#ClearTheShelters Finds Home for Hundreds of Pets in Connecticut

Animals Enjoying Forever Homes

More than 600 animals were adopted Saturday, thanks to NBC Connecticut's Clear the Shelters initiative. (Published Monday, Aug. 17, 2015)

NBC Connecticut's Clear the Shelters campaign found new homes for more than 600 animals around the state, including Mauser, a German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix.

Mauser was the last of 15 dogs at the Almost Home rescue in Plainville that were adopted Saturday as part of Clear the Shelters.

"We were just looking to see what was out there and he caught our eye," said Bev Roche, the dog's new owner.

Mauser had been at the rescue ever since he was found wandering in the woods.

Now, he has a new home with two kids to play with.

"He's great. He's really great. He's good with the kids, good with us, he likes to run so it's a good thing I do too," said Roche.

In all, Almost Home adopted out 15 dogs, 23 kittens, 3 cats and a bird during the event.

"We cleared them all," said Meda Talley, of Almost Home.

Even though they cleared this shelter, it's pretty much filled up again just days later.

"Until ten o'clock this morning, we were pretty much empty. This morning, we got 12 more dogs, sad situation in one of our towns of hoarding," said Talley.

She says they're expecting to get even more animals soon.

Meanwhile, Mauser and hundreds if other animals across the state are enjoying their new homes.

"He's just great. Glad we did it," said Roche.

NBC Connecticut is proud to be partnering with local shelters across the state for Clear The Shelters on Saturday, Aug. 15. Many participating shelters including Connecticut Humane Society will be offering reduced adoption fees on this day. For information and hours, see here.