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Animal Care to Participate in Nationwide Clear the Shelters Event
- Adoption fees and deposits will be waived on August 17th -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL Animal Care and Adoption is once again teaming up with NBC6 and Telemundo 51 to host the stations’ fifth annual Clear the Shelters™ pet adoption drive.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 17, from 11AM to 6PM, at the Animal Care Adoption Center, 2400 SW 42nd Street, in Fort Lauderdale. All adoption fees including deposits will be waived that day to help local families adopt a pet. 

Last year, Animal Care broke a record by adopting 100 dogs and cats. This year, the shelter hopes to adopt event more. Nationally, more than 250,000 pets have been adopted through the annual Clear the Shelters campaign.

DATE: August 9, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Program Coordinator
Animal Care and Adoption Division
PHONE: 954-359-1010

About Animal Care
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and homeless animals. The agency provides access to hundreds of shelter pets hoping for a new home. Please prevent unwanted animals and have your pet spayed or neutered. For more information about the agency, visit our  website, or like us on Facebook. 

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