Over 136,000 rescue pets will find forever homes thanks to Clear the Shelters 2021.
With the aid of Clear the Shelters, thousands of rescue dogs found loving homes last summer. Clear the Shelters, NBC and Telemundo stations' annual pet adoption and donation campaign, helped "more than 136,000 pets find new homes" during its 2021 campaign, according to NBCUniversal Local, and adoption data are still coming in.
"In addition, as part of the campaign's ongoing fundraising effort, more than $537,000 has been contributed to partner animal shelters and rescues," according to the statement. Clear the Shelters 2021 began in August, with a life-saving pet airlift on August 23. The Clear The Shelters flight mission was made possible by a collaboration between NBCUniversal Local, Greater Good Charities, The Animal Rescue Site, and Hill's Pet Nutrition. 167 at-risk dogs and cats were moved from overcrowded shelters to rescues with space to adopt them out.
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey and Northeast Animal Shelter and MSPCA-Angell in Massachusetts have found homes for 66 of the airlifted dogs and all 99 cats since the trip. This year, more than 1,300 animal shelters worked with NBC and Telemundo owned and associated stations to assist these airlifted dogs — and thousands more — find homes.