NBC 6 and Telemundo 51 are happy to announce that Clear the Shelters, our adopt and donate campaign is back for another year. Animal shelters in South Florida and across the country are once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with our Clear the Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign.
The stations’ month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues. The campaign runs from August 23 through September 19, 2021.
Below is a list of the participating shelters. There you can visit their websites, browse for a new pet, find out how the adoption process works and any other pertinent information. This is the first step in your journey to becoming a parent to an animal in need.
Miami-Dade County Animal Services Pet Adoption & Protection Center (3599 Northwest 79th Avenue, Doral 33122)
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Miami-Dade County Animal Services is offering virtual adoptions for people to ask questions about the animal they're interested in and even meet the pet. Once you're ready to adopt, you will be asked to fill out an adoption contract, and then you can schedule a pick-up time with the shelter so your pet will be ready when you arrive.
Animal services is also still open Monday through Saturday for in-person adoption services. Customer service can be reached at (305) 468-5900.
Humane Society of Broward County (2070 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale 33312)
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption (2400 Southwest 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312)
For a super Adoption Experience, view their pets, and then make a Meet and Greet online appointment to come in. By having an appointment, their staff will be able to help you meet specific pets, or help you find the perfect dog or cat to fit your lifestyle and home! Online appointments are easy to schedule, so Make a Date today and let your Adoption Experience begin!
Abandoned Pet Rescue (1137 Northeast 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33304)
Abandoned Pet Rescue is open by appointment only. To meet a pet and apply to adopt, complete the adoption application online and you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. For other inquiries, call (954) 728-9010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cat Network
The Cat Network does not have a shelter, but has a variety of pets being held at foster homes in South Florida who are available for adoption. To adopt, contact the animal's foster parent directly or call the network at (305) 255-3482, and then fill out an adoption questionnaire to send to the foster parent or the network at email@example.com.
Lady Luck Animal Shelter (2091 Northeast 36th Street, Lighthouse Point 33074)
To adopt a pet, browse available animals online and fill out a virtual adoption form under the 'Adopt a Pet' tab when you're ready. You can also look at some of the cats available for adoption in-person at Lady Luck's Cat Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, which is open by appointment only for those who have filled out a form.
Adopt-a-Stray South Florida (11950 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines 33026)
Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Both the Key West and Marathon shelter locations are open and doing in-person adoptions, but you can browse available animals on the website, complete the adoption questionnaire and schedule a meeting with an adoption counselor. You can also call Key West location at (305) 294-4857, Marathon location at (305) 743-4800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cats Exclusive, Inc.
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue
Their goal is to see that no cat goes without food, shelter and medical care; that every cat is spayed or neutered and that as many cats as possible find loving forever homes – no matter how long it takes. Visit their website to learn more and browse the adoption page.
MarrVelous Pet Rescues
South Florida Lending Hands
To adopt, visit their website to browse the available animals. South Florida Lending Hands doesn’t have many dogs available to adopt. Wouldn’t it be great if we could clear their shelter during Clear the Shelters? Please visit their site today.
This is the seventh consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations have spearheaded the Clear the Shelters pet adoption initiative to communities nationwide. Since 2015, this nationwide initiative has placed more than half a million pets in new homes.
Clear the Shelters was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5/KXAS and Telemundo 39/KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas.