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MORE THAN 5,600 PETS IN GREATER PHILADELPHIA FIND NEW HOMES DURING NBC10 AND TELEMUNDO62’S FIFTH ANNUAL CLEAR THE SHELTERS™ PET ADOPTION DRIVE

Pets of all types find new homes during WCAU and WWSI’s popular pet adoption drive

Special “Clear The Shelters” recap show hosted by Kelly Clarkson will air on NBC10 on Saturday, August 24

Elva Saray will host special program that will air on Telemundo62 on August 24

PHILADELPHIA – (August 20, 2019) – More than 5,600 local pets were adopted during NBC10 and Telemundo62’s fifth annual Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption drive which launched in July and culminated on Saturday, August 17. Across the country, more than 110,000 pets - and counting - found new homes.

“In partnership with nearly 70 local shelters and rescues in our area, we are thrilled to announce that 1,902 pets found their forever homes on Saturday, August 17,” said Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “More than 5,600 animals have been adopted since the campaign kicked off three weeks ago. On behalf of NBC10 and Telemundo62, we appreciate all the families who adopted animals making this year’s Clear the Shelters campaign a huge success.”

Kelly Clarkson will host “Clear The Shelters,” a 30-minute post-adoption drive special that will air Saturday, August 24 on NBC stations (check local listings). The show will recap this year’s pet adoption campaign. Telemundo stations will also air a post-adoption drive special the same day. The show will be hosted by Elva Saray, hosts of Telemundo 52 Los Angeles’ daily entertainment show, Acceso Total (check local listings).

For more information about local Clear The Shelters efforts, visit NBC10.com. You can also follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media by using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

About NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. COZI TV, the station’s multicast network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series and hit movies as well as local programming. COZI TV can be seen on Comcast channel 248, Verizon channel 460, RCN channel 28 and over-the-air on digital 10.2.

About Telemundo62 Philadelphia / WWSI

Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their mornings with Primera Edición, an hour-long, local Spanish-language newscast airing weekdays at 6 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at 12 p.m. Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. For more information, visit Telemundo62.com

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.

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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