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NBC BAY AREA AND TELEMUNDO 48 ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THEIR POPULAR PET ADOPTION DRIVE CLEAR THE SHELTERS™

More than 50 Bay Area animal shelters and rescues will offer low cost or waived adoption fees on August 17

Visit ClearTheShelters.com to access a list of local participating shelters and rescues

San Jose, Ca – (July 31, 2019) – NBC Bay Area / KNTV and Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia / KSTS announced the return of their popular pet adoption campaign Clear The Shelters™. Launching this month and culminating with Clear The Shelters day Saturday, August 17, the stations’ fifth annual pet adoption drive includes the participation of more than 50 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, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign resulted in pets of all types finding new homes. In Berkeley, a dog named Holly who grew up on the streets of Puerto Rico and was later displaced by Hurricane Irma found her forever home with a UC Berkeley professor. At Animal Rescue Foundation, a shelter in Walnut Creek, many pets who were rescued from North Bay wildfires were able to find new families and homes. Since 2015, more than 13,700 pets from the Bay Area have found new homes as part of the stations’ Clear The Shelters™ initiative.

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

 

About NBC Bay Area / KNTV

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area / KNTV is the Bay Area’s investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. Along with broadcasting NBC’s award-winning daytime, prime-time and late night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and over-the-air on 11. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and over-the-air on 11.3.

About Telemundo Telemundo 48 / KSTS

Telemundo 48 / KSTS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Bay Area. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to providing viewers with breaking news and in-depth journalism with their award-winning team of reporters, offering the most up-to-date local news, weather, sports and entertainment headlines through a variety of platforms, including online at TelemundoAreadelaBahia.com and via mobile and social media channels.

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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