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HILL’S PET NUTRITION RETURNS AS A NATIONAL SPONSOR OF ‘CLEAR THE SHELTERS’- NBC AND TELEMUNDO OWNED STATIONS’ ANNUAL PET ADOPTION CAMPAIGN

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ annual pet adoption campaign returns to communities all across the country as a virtual campaign

During the month of August, Hill’s Pet Nutrition will give adoption kits to help new pet parents adopting from select participating shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico

REMOTE LOCATIONS ACROSS THE U.S. – (July 30, 2020) – Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a global leader in premium pet nutrition, returns as a three-time national sponsor of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ annual Clear The Shelters nationwide pet adoption campaign. The month-long virtual campaign will take place throughout August with a goal to help more than 1,000 animal shelters and rescues in the U.S. and Puerto Rico find new forever homes for the pets in their care. Clear The Shelters campaign continues to grow each year, resulting in more than 410,000 pet adoptions since the program went national in 2015.

“Every summer, our Clear The Shelters campaign brings together communities around one simple mission: help shelter pets find new homes. This year, our mission remains the same as our campaign goes virtual by making it easy to adopt a pet and donate to a shelter, online,” said Bruce Kallner, Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales and Marketing, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “We are thrilled for Hill’s Pet Nutrition to return as a campaign national sponsor for a third consecutive year, at a time when shelters/rescues and pets need our support more than ever.”

In addition to sponsoring the campaign, Hill’s Pet Nutrition will provide adoption kits to help new pet parents and pets start off their new life together. Kits containing starter bags of Hill’s clinically proven nutrition, coupons, pet-parenting tips and other pet supplies will be available at select shelters across the country during the month of August.

“At Hill’s, our mission is to enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets. Since its inception in 2002, our Food, Shelter & Love program has provided over $295 million worth of Hill’s pet foods to more than 1,000 shelters and helped over 11 million pets find new homes,” said Jesper Nordengaard, President, Hill's Pet Nutrition. “We are proud to be returning as a national sponsor of Clear The Shelters because it extends our commitment to supporting shelter pets, a responsibility that is even more critical this year due to the impact of COVID-19.”

For more information about NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign, visit ClearTheShelters.com / DesocuparLosAlbergues.com. You can also follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, on Instagram at @ClearTheShelters and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo local television stations serving 30 markets, a regional news network and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and two national multicast networks, COZI TV and TeleXitos. The local stations, which can be viewed in 38 percent of U.S. homes and in Puerto Rico, produce and deliver their local communities compelling and unique local news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and entertainment programming across all platforms to help keep their English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere.

About Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hill's mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's is dedicated to pioneering research and groundbreaking nutrition for dogs and cats based on a scientific understanding of their specific needs. Hill’s Prescription Diet therapeutic pet foods and Hill’s Science Diet wellness pet foods are sold through veterinarians and pet specialty retailers worldwide. For more information about Hill's, our products, nutritional philosophy and the Food, Shelter & Love program, visit us at HillsPet.com, HillsVet.com or Facebook, keywords "Hill's Pet Nutrition."

About Clear The Shelters
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations, plus affiliated stations partner with local animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has inspired thousands of families all across the country to open their homes and hearts to shelter pets, resulting in more than a quarter million pets finding new homes.

 

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NBCUniversal Owned TV Stations
Melissa Castro
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Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Wendy Tursi
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