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NBC10 Boston Presents Clear the Shelters ‘Adopt & Donate' Campaign This August

Visit to find out how you can adopt a pet virtually or donate online to help a shelter near you

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NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN are presenting their popular Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign this August. 

To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, this year’s initiative runs from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, features virtual pet adoptions and makes it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues. This is the sixth consecutive year that NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN present their popular pet adoption campaign to area communities. 

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Since 2015, more than 30,000 local pets have found new homes through NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN’s Clear The Shelters campaign. Nationally, more than 410,000 pets have been adopted through NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign.

This year’s Clear The Shelters’ “Adopt & Donate” campaign features returning partners WeRescue and, and new partner 24PetWatch. Users can use the WeRescue iOS app to locate adoptable pets near their zip code, submit their pet adoption applications through shelters’ websites, and ask questions directly to shelters.  

Individuals who are interested in donating to a shelter/rescue, please visit’s Clear The Shelters donation site Also, 24PetWatch is enabling shelters to increase their exposure through, a free website providing a full list of participating shelters and their adoptable pets along with a link to contact them. You can also text a donation by sending "CTS2020" to 44321.

For more information about the stations’ month long pet adoption drive, visit or

You can also follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

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