Thousands of animals in our area are in need of homes. That’s why NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 are partnering with dozens of shelters throughout the region to help find these animals permanent loving homes.Aug. 15, 2015 is “Clear the Shelters” Day, an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help get cats and dogs waiting for new homes successfully adopted. That Saturday, animal shelters from across the tri-state area will take part in “#CleartheShelters” Day.Clear the Shelters: An Adoption InitiativeNBC 4 New York presents Clear the Shelters, a shelter animal adoption day initiative. Gus Rosendale explains the need for a day like this. (Published Monday, Jul 20, 2015)The ultimate goal of the event is to help as many animals as possible find their perfect match!Surprisingly, only about 20 percent of people adopting a pet choose a shelter animal. No shelter wants to see any animals caged. Finding these pets quality homes is even more critical during the summer after the populations at shelters swell due to abandoned and surrendered pets following spring births.
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