In partnership with NBC 6 and Telemundo 51, the Humane Society of Greater Miami has helped 83 pets from its Soffer and Fine Adoption Center find new homes during Clear the Shelters – the popular pet adoption campaign that launched in July 2017 and culminated on Clear the Shelters day, Saturday, August 19. Clear the Shelters is a national pet adoption campaign spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal.
“From the moment we begin our ten second countdown to kick off the event, to the very end when the last adoption is taking place, there is an incredible energy at this event that never fails to leave a permanent “paw print” on all of our hearts,” says Laurie Hoffman, Executive Director at the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “Clear the Shelters is about raising awareness of all of the homeless animals in need and coming together as a community to help these deserving animals get a second chance at life. We are thankful and proud to partner with our local stations and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations for this worthwhile event!”
The third annual Clear the Shelters effort has helped to inspire local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need, like the Humane Society’s senior dog, Bosco, who had been at the shelter for close to five months and was one of the very last adoptions of the day. Bosco, who was treated for heartworm thanks to the organization’s Second Chance Fund, was finally connected with the family of his dreams through this nationwide initiative. Since the effort was expanded to communities all across the country in 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 137,000 nationwide pet adoptions!