Local animal shelters and rescues in El Paso will offer low cost or waived adoption fees on August 17

Visit to access a list of local participating shelters and rescues

El Paso, TX – (July 30, 2019) – Telemundo 48 KTDO announced today the return of its popular pet adoption drive Clear The Shelters™. Launching this month and culminating with Clear The Shelters day Saturday, August 17, the station’s annual pet adoption drive includes the participation of local animal shelters and rescues. On August 17, participating organizations will offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families adopt a pet.

Last year, Telemundo 48’s Clear The Shelters campaign – in partnership with NBC9 / KTSM resulted in more than 1,200 pets of all types finding new homes. Nationally, more than 250,000 pets have been adopted since the effort launched nationally in 2015.

For more information about Telemundo 48’s El Paso’s Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign, visit You can also 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, 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, 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.



Yadira Azcona

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