Nearly 50 animal shelters and rescues from Greater Philadelphia will offer waived adoption fees on Saturday, August 18

Visit to access a list of local participating shelters and rescues

BALA CYNWYD, PA – (July 31, 2018) – NBC10 Philadelphia/WCAU and Telemundo62/WWSI announced the return of their popular pet adoption campaign Clear the Shelters™. Launching in August and culminating with Clear the Shelters™ day on Saturday, August 18, the stations’ fourth annual Clear the Shelters™ pet adoption initiative will include the participation of nearly 50 local animal shelters and rescues from Greater Philadelphia. On August 18, animal shelters and rescues will offer waived pet adoption fees to help families adopt a new pet.

Last year, the NBC and Telemundo stations’ Clear the Shelters™ campaign resulted in pets of all types finding new homes. At the Providence Animal Shelter in Media, a senior German Spitz dog named Scrappy, who had been waiting for a home for four months, was adopted by a Lansdowne family during 2017’s Clear the Shelters event. Last year, 4,837 animals were adopted from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region during the campaign. Nationally, NBC and Telemundo stations’ Clear the Shelters™ effort has resulted in more than 150,000 pet adoptions.

For more information about the stations’ pet adoption campaign, visit You can also follow the effort on social media by using the hashtag #CleartheShelters. To access information in Spanish, please visit and follow #DesocuparlosAlbergues.

Clear the Shelters™ is an initiative spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Clear the Shelters™ is sponsored nationally by Cat’s Pride® and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Cat’s Pride® is committed to always improving its products, and the lives of cats and their people. As part of Cat’s Pride® Litter for Good program and expression of its long-time commitment to helping animal in need, every time a consumer buys a green jug of Fresh & Light litter, Cat’s Pride will donate a pound of litter to animal welfare organizations across America. To learn more, visit

Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, the mission of Hill's Pet Nutrition is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's is dedicated to pioneering research, groundbreaking nutrition for dogs and cats, and support to the veterinarian community, based on a scientific understanding of pets’ specific needs. Visit to learn about Hill’s and its Food, Shelter & Love program, which has provided over $290 million in Hill’s pet foods to shelters, helping over 9 million pets find new homes since 2002.

About NBC10 Philadelphia

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at and via mobile and social platforms. COZI TV, the station’s multicast network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series and hit movies as well as local programming. COZI TV can be seen on Comcast channel 248, Verizon channel 460, RCN channel 28 and over-the-air on digital 10.2.

About Telemundo62

Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their mornings with Primera Edicion, an hour-long, local Spanish-language newscast airing weekdays at 6 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at 12 p.m. Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. For more information, visit


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