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Clear the Shelters returns to Miami-Dade Animal Services

MIAMI (August 14, 2017)

Every shelter dog or cat deserves a second chance to be part of a loving home and family. That is the goal of the annual life-saving Clear the Shelters pet adoption event taking place on August 19, 2017 when Miami-Dade Animal Services joins forces with local television stations NBC6 South Florida/WTVJ, Telemundo 51/WSCV and other shelters to find forever homes for every shelter pet.

Animal Services will waive adoption fees for all dogs and cats during the August 19 Clear the Shelters at the Pet Adoption and Protection Center, 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, deworming, age-appropriate vaccines and  license tags for dogs.

Since its inauguration in 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in over 70,000 pets adopted nationwide.

NBC 6 South Florida and Telemundo 51 will feature special programming for Clear the Shelters, with a live broadcast of NBC6 in the Mix on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. from the Pet Adoption and Protection Center.

On Saturday August 19, 2017 NBC6 South Florida/WTVJ and Telemundo 51/WSCV will live broadcast from the event at Animal Services.

Pet lovers can follow the hashtag #ClearTheShelters and #LoveMyPet and post photos of their pets on social media networks. Follow the effort on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Clear the Shelters-themed Snapchat filters will be activated on August 19.

For more information, visit www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 3-1-1.

Who:
Miami-Dade Animal Services, NBC6 South Florida and Telemundo 51
What:
Third annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption event
When:
August 19, 2017 — 10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Where:
Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center 3599 NW 79 Ave, Doral FL 33122