Clear The Shelters 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY TEAMS UP WITH WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL PET ADOPTION DRIVE – CLEAR THE SHELTERS – ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (July 26, 2018) – The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is teaming up with WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side to host NBC/Universal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters fourth annual nationwide pet adoption drive. CCHS will offer the public no-cost adoptions on Saturday, August 18th, as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to find new homes for homeless pets.
This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful effort, which resulted in nearly 80,000 pets finding new homes through an unprecedented partnership between the NBC/Universal Owned Television Stations and hundreds of animal shelters located all across the country and in Puerto Rico. The nationwide day of action literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country and inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need.
Locally at CCHS 39 animals found their forever homes during last year’s Clear the Shelters. Community Relations Director Brian Papalia says “It was an amazing site to see the shelter, nearly empty. CCHS had the highest success rate in Western New York. We are really looking forward to seeing these kind of results again this year.”
WHAT: Chautauqua County Humane Society to participate as an official Clear the Shelters partner alongside WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side. CCHS to offer no-cost adoptions on all pets.
WHEN: Saturday, August 18 from 10 AM to 5 PM
WHERE: 2825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701
INFO: Viewers can visit WGRZ.com to access more information about Clear the Shelters, including the full list of local participating animal shelters
ADOPTION: A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” – posted on ClearTheShelters.com – will record the
TRACKER total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets
SOCIAL: Use the hashtag #ClearTheShelters to follow the effort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Clear the Shelters themed Snapchat filters will be activated on August 18th. Spanish-language viewers can use the hashtag #DesocuparLosAlbergues
For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on other special events, visit www.spcapets.com or call 716-665-2209 ext. 213.
The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals, and commitment to the community.