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18 Aug 2015 
The Clear the Shelters campaign, the first-of-its-kind pet dog adoption effort spearheaded by NBC and also Telemundo regional tv stations throughout the country in partnership with over 400 animal shelters, caused long-term and nurturing brand-new houses for almost 20,000 pets, the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations department of NBCUniversal announced today. Collaborating with the dedicated NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, we understood this festival would save several homeless pets," said Patrick M. The ASPCA (American Culture for the Prevention of Viciousness to Animals) granted a total of $134,000 to 16 pet shelters that took part in the Clear the Shelters initiative to assist them supply no-cost or reduced charge fosterings or waive pet spaying as well as neutering fees.

"Clear the Shelters was an unprecedented event that inspired communities across the country to open their homes to animals in need," said Matthew Bershadker, President & & CEO, ASPCA. While the substantial majority of the nearly 20,000 animals embraced on Clear the Shelters day were felines and dogs, various other animals like bunnies, hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, ferrets, apes, donkeys, lizards, cows and also pigs additionally found brand-new homes.

At the Humane Society of Calvert Area in Maryland, a pot-bellied pig called "Channing Tatum" was embraced as part of Clear the Shelters, as was "Linda," a 12-year-old dog mix, which had actually invested six years at the Upper Keys Humane Culture in South Florida. "Shelter workers as well as volunteers exceeded and past to ruin adoption records and conserve hundreds of lives. The Facebook blog post reach in the two-week duration preceeding and liking the Clear the Shelters day mored than 200 million amongst the getting involved NBC as well as Telemundo terminals.

Various personalities as well as information characters also joined in the social media effort, liking talk program hosts, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey and Meredith Vieira; added's Mario Lopez; NBC Nightly Information support Lester Holt; NBC TODAY's Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb and also Weekend break TODAY's Erica Hillside; MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski as well as Joe Scarborough; Chicago PD's Sophia Bush; Bravo's Andy Cohen and also The Manzo family; previous Hills celebrity and First Appearance host Audrina Patridge; Talk Stoop host Feline Greenleaf; George To The Rescue's George Oliphant; singer and also songwriter Rob Thomas; actors Tommy Flanagan, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Stacey Travis, Adam Savage, Jessica Szohr, Zac Posen, Regina Hall, Food Network's Just Delicioso celebrity and also Co-Host of Telemundo's Leading Cook Estrellas, Ingrid Hoffman; Telemundo's Al Rojo Vivo host Maria Celeste Arraras and reporters Jessica Carrillo and also Carmen Dominicci; Noticiero Telemundo's Vanessa Hauc and Telemundo network superstars Carmen Villalobos, Sonya Smith, Carolina Sandoval and Vanessa Villela, among others.

The across the country animal adoption effort will be wrapped up in a 30-minute post-adoption drive unique that will be held by Natalie Morales, News Support as well as Co-Host of NBC Information' TODAY. The national day of activity, which took place this past Saturday, August 15, was so effective that following year's Clear the Shelters date has already been set for Saturday, July 16, 2016.

"I am so pleased with the big success of Clear the Shelters. You could also follow the initiative on Twitter using the hashtag #ClearTheShelters.

Clear the Shelters will take location once more following year on July 16, 2016.

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. "Clear the Shelters is an example of just how, together, we could save pet lives and also make a difference in our communities.".

The Clear the Shelters effort, which actually emptied loads of pet shelters throughout the country, was spearheaded by the 29 NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (11 NBC-owned terminals, 17 Telemundo-owned terminals and the regional news network necn) as well as even more compared to 400 pet shelters across the country, with a goal of finding new homes for thousands of homeless pets. Our NBC and Telemundo terminals, and our 400 partnering animal shelters across the nation, with the assistance of the ASPCA as well as our close friends at Overstock.com, discovered virtually 20,000 thousand animals residences. At the SPCA of Texas in Dallas, Powder, a five-year-old fighter that had lived a life of misuse and also had actually been used for breeding was finally taken on by a family members from Mesquite, after being passed over many times. On social media sites, the hashtag #ClearTheShelters trended country wide on Instagram on August 15; on Facebook, the hashtag trended for 2 consecutive days, August 14 as well as August 15; and also on Twitter, #DesocuparAlbergues, the Spanish-language variation of #ClearTheShelters, trended in New york city and in Puerto Rico on August 15. The household located their pet dog on Clear the Shelters day after they saw their regional animal shelter.



This year's Clear the Shelters effort was sponsored country wide by Overstock.com. The day caused the adoption of greater than 2,200 homeless animals, one of the most taken on in someday in North Texas.

To find out more about the national pet adoption drive, browse through www.ClearTheShelters.com. We are thankful to everyone which opened their homes and also enhanced their households on this nationwide day of activity," said Valari Staab, Head of state, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. "Whenever Overstock could leverage its technology to do better, we aim to do so.".

Online, the Clear the Shelters material that was posted on terminal sites, mobile internet as well as on terminal apps got over 4 million page sights from mid-July 2015 via August 15, liking more compared to one million on the true Clear the Shelters day. Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Overstock.com. The unique program will highlight the previous week's national day of activity and air on Saturday, August 22 on the NBC Owned Stations plus more compared to ONE HUNDRED NBC associate terminals. The ASPCA is pleased to have actually been a component of this amazing effort and also we're happy to the NBCUniversal Owned Tv Stations for aiding shine a limelight on homeless pets, subjecting a more comprehensive audience to this important concern.".

"We are pleased and also pleased by the success of the Clear the Shelters day. In Oyster Bay, New York a two-month-old kitten named "June" was embraced and also taken residence early in the day, while a family members from Indiana was reunited with their pitbull, "Joe Cool" aka "Principal," after he escaped from home. The Telemundo stations will certainly additionally broadcast a post-adoption drive program on the exact same day, with Elva Saray, Host of Telemundo 52 Los Angeles' (KVEA) everyday enjoyment show, Acceso Total, acting as Co-Host along with Jessica Carrillo, Host as well as Reporter for Telemundo network's Al Rojo Vivo.

Clear the Shelters was launched in 2013 in the Dallas-Fort Well worth market as a partnership in between NBCUniversal-owned terminals NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Well worth/ KXAS and Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Well worth/ KXTX as well as loads of North Texas animal shelters.


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