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TELEMUNDO 48 TO PRESENT CLEAR THE SHELTERS™ “ADOPT & DONATE” CAMPAIGN THIS AUGUST

Visit ClearTheShelters.com To Find Out How You Can Adopt A Pet Virtually Or Donate Online To Help A Shelter Near You

El Paso, TX – (July 27, 2020) – KTDO Telemundo 48 will present its popular Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign this August. To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, this year’s initiative will run from August 1 through August 31, feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues. This is the third consecutive year that Telemundo 48 presents its popular pet adoption campaign to area communities. Since 2018, Telemundo 48’s local Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than 3,200 pets find new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com for more information.

“We are extremely proud to support the work of local shelters and rescues as they continue to make a difference in our communities,” said Lorena Castañeda, General Manager at Telemundo 48. “Every year, we look forward to helping so many pets find loving families and their forever home.”

This year’s Clear The Shelters’ “Adopt & Donate” campaign features returning partners WeRescueand GreaterGood.org, and new partner 24PetWatch. Users can use the WeRescue iOS app to locate adoptable pets near their zip code, submit their pet adoption applications through shelters’ websites, and ask questions directly to shelters. Individuals who are interested in donating to a shelter/rescue, please visit GreaterGood.org’s Clear The Shelters donation site ClearTheSheltersFund.org. Also, 24PetWatch is enabling shelters to increase their exposure through 24Petshelter.com/cleartheshelter, a free website providing a full list of participating shelters and their adoptable pets along with a link to contact them.

Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

About Telemundo 48 El Paso

Telemundo 48 El Paso / KTDO is Telemundo’s local owned television station serving Spanish-language viewers in El Paso TX, Las Cruces NM and Juarez MX. Telemundo 48 delivers its audiences ten hours of live, locally produced news each week across all platforms. KTDO’s newscasts feature local breaking news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer reports, and sports information. Telemundo 48 also airs world-class programming produced by Telemundo Network. Telemundo 48’s local news and information can be accessed by audiences across all of its platforms, including online at telemundo48elpaso.com, through its social media channels, and on local over-the-air channel 48.1, Spectrum channel 11/ HD 803, Comcast channel 11, AT&T U-Verse channel 48, Dish channel 48, and Direct TV channel 48.

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 (NBC and Telemundo owned 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 resulted in more than 410,000 pets finding new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com, DesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information.

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