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WEEKEND MEDIA ADVISORY/DAYBOOK ITEM: THIS SATURDAY, NEW AMSTERDAM ACTOR RYAN EGGOLD, NBC 4 NEW YORK/TELEMUNDO 47 ANCHORS & REPORTERS TO GREET FAMILIES AT LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS

Fifth annual Clear the Shelters™ pet adoption drive will be held at more than 120 animal shelters and pet rescue locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Special Friday kick-off event at North Shore Animal League America will feature NBC 4 New York Traffic Reporter Lauren Scala and Telemundo 47 Acceso Total Co-Host Orietta De Luque

NEW YORK, NY – (August 15, 2019) – Members of the media are invited to cover this Saturday’s Clear the Shelters™ mega-adoption event, hosted by more than 120 animal shelters and pet rescue locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. All locations will offer a variety of incentives to adopt a new pet. These can include low cost or waived pet adoption fees. Visit ClearTheShelters.com for a complete list of all participating locations.

The campaign will kick off Friday afternoon on Long Island, with a special adoption event at North Shore Animal League America featuring NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 on-air personalities. On Saturday, the campaign will continue with a special appearance scheduled from Ryan Eggold, who plays Dr. Max Goodwin on NBC’s popular medical drama New Amsterdam. Eggold will appear at Bideawee’s East Side Manhattan location at noon.

With most shelters and rescues experiencing severe overcrowding in the summer months due to spring litters, Clear the Shelters™ was created to help relieve the impact through a massive, community-wide call-to-action. The Tri-State campaign is led by NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU and has connected over 16,000 homeless pets with forever homes since 2015.

Friday, August 16

4 PM
North Shore Animal League America

25 Davis Ave, Port Washington
Nassau County

  • NBC 4 New York traffic reporter Lauren Scala and Telemundo 47 Acceso Total co-host Orietta De Luque will kick off the campaign with officials from North Shore Animal League America

Saturday, August 17

8:30 AM
Islip Town Shelter
210 S. Denver Ave, Bay Shore
Suffolk County

  • NBC 4 New York news reporter Greg Cergol will join officials from the Town of Islip in support of the campaign.

10 AM
Humane Society of Westchester
70 Portman Road, New Rochelle
Westchester County

  • NBC 4 New York news anchors Stefan Holt and Natalie Pasquarella will join officials from the Humane Society of Westchester in support of the campaign.

11:30 AM
Hi Tor Animal Care Center
65 Firemens Memorial Drive, Ponoma
Rockland County

  • Telemundo 47 Chief Meteorologist Andrea Romero and Acceso Total co-host Orietta De Luque will join officials from Hi Tor Animal Care Center in support of the campaign.

12 PM
Bideawee
410 E 38th Street, Manhattan
New York County

  • NBC 4 New York news anchor Adam Kuperstein will join actor Ryan Eggold (Dr. Max Goodwin from NBC’s popular medical drama New Amsterdam) and Bideawee officials in support of the campaign.

4 PM
Montclair Township Animal Shelter

77 North Willow Street, Montclair
Essex County

  • NBC 4 New York Chief Meteorologist Janice Huff will join with Telemundo 47 news anchor Allan Villafaña, Telemundo 47 consumer reporter Liz González and shelter officials in support of the campaign.

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For more information about the stations’ pet adoption campaign, visit CleartheShelters.com. You can also follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

About NBC 4 New York / WNBC

NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for 75 years. The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.

In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.

About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU

Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments and the 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournament. Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.

Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered over $1.5 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format. As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.

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 affiliate 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. Visit ClearTheShelters.com / DesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information. Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

John Durso, Jr.
(212) 664-5247
John.durso@nbcuni.com

Alexandra Trochanowski
(212) 664-6871
alexandra.trochanowski@nbcuni.com