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Clear The Shelters: Participating Shelters in New England

Since its inception in 2015, the NBC and Telemundo Boston stations local Clear The Shelters campaigns have helped more than 50,000 pets find new homes

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NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, NECN and NBC Sports Boston announced its annual Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign will return for the eighth consecutive year from Aug. 1 to 31. As part of the month-long event, the NBC and Telemundo Boston stations are partnering with local animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and help raise funds to support animal welfare in the community.

Since its inception in 2015, the NBC and Telemundo Boston stations local Clear The Shelters campaigns have helped more than 50,000 pets find new homes. Nationally, more than 700,000 pets have been adopted over seven Clear The Shelters campaigns

The 2022 Clear The Shelters will again feature online donations through partners Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site, which will host fundraising and cover transaction fees so that 100 percent of donations go directly to shelters and rescues. Donations can be made to participating shelters or rescues during the campaign at, which is also accessible via

Virtual pet adoptions are also returning for the fourth consecutive campaign through Clear The Shelters partner WeRescue. The WeRescue app enables users to search for adoptable pets in their area by breed, gender, size and other factors on their smartphone. Users can also submit their adoption applications and ask questions directly to shelters through the app.

For more information on the 2022 Clear The Shelters, including participating shelters and rescues, along with details on local events and activities, visit and the Spanish-language website Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.  

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Below is a list of participating shelters:


MSPCA- Boston
350 S. Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Animal Rescue League of Boston
10 Chandler St.
Boston, MA 02116

Gifford Cat Shelter
30 Undine Road
Boston, MA 02135

Lucky Cats Rescue
565 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA 02472

Worcester Animal Rescue League
139 Holden Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Northeast Animal Shelter
347 Highland Ave
Salem, MA 01970

PALS Animal Life Savers
10 Traders Way
Salem, MA 01970

Cape Ann Animal Aid
4 Paws Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930

Stray Pets in Need of MA
1262 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760

Pet World
1262 Worcester St.
Natick, MA 01760

Friends of The Marshfield MA Animal Shelter
156 Clay Pit Road
Marshfield, MA 02050

Medfield Animal Shelter
101 Old Bridge Street
Medfield, MA 02052

Sweet Paws Rescue
310 Main St
Groveland, MA 01833

Second Chance Animals
111 Young Rd
East Brookfield, MA 01515

Guinea Pig Sanctuary
129 Bridge Road
Salisbury, MA 01952

New Hampshire

Monadnock Humane Society
101 West Swanzey Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446

Lakes Region Humane Society
11 Old Route 28
Ossipee, NH 03864

Darbster Rescue
109 Dover Road
Chichester, NH 03258

Pope Memorial SPCA
94 Silk Farm Rd
Concord, NH 03301

Animal Rescue League of NH
545 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110

Mary’s Dog Rescue & Adoption
984 1st NH Tpke
Northwood NH 03261

Motley Mutts Rescue
114 Londonderry Turnpike #4
Hooksett, NH 03106

Pet Tails Rescue
1172 1st NH Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261

REAL Cruzan Cats
Nashua, NH

Rhode Island

Potter League for Animals
87 Oliphant Ln
Middletown, RI 02842

Rhode Island SPCA
Riverside, RI 02915

East Greenwich Animal Protection League
44 Worthington Road
Cranston, RI

Animal Rescue RI
506B Curtis Corner RD
Peace Dale, RI 02879


Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
55 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240

Midcoast Humane
5 Industrial Parkway
Brunswick, ME 04011

Protectors of Animal Life
188 Case Road
Winthrop, ME 04364

Bangor Humane Society
693 Mt. Hope Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401

Give A Dog A Home Rescue
187 Downs Road
Sebec, ME 04481


Franklin County Animal Rescue
30 Sunset Meadows
St Albans, VT 05478

Winnies Legacy Canine Rescue
91 Dart Hill Road
North Ferrisburg, VT 05473


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