Yesh, it's time to Clear the Shelters! Each year, Greater Good Charities, The Animal Rescue Site, and NBC Universal team up to help hundreds of animal rescues across the nation clear the shelters and raise much-needed funds to support their programs. Since 2015, more than 726,000 pets have found loving, forever families through this adoption initiative!
This year, Clear the Shelters is taking place from August 1-31, and pet rescues need our support now more than ever. Shelters across the country are experiencing unprecedented overpopulation alongside rapidly rising care costs. So how can you help?
Adopt, Don't Shop
Are your heart and home ready to welcome in a new forever family member? Take this Clear the Shelters month as your sign that it's time, and head down to your local rescue to meet your perfect (or purrfect) match.
Say thanks to your local shelter for their kindness and care with a donation. Search for a participating rescue and donate to their Clear the Shelters fund! Monetary donations aren't the only way to make an impact, though. Call nearby shelters and ask what items they're in need of, then check your house to see what you can spare! Many shelters often need of household items like towels, blankets, detergent, cleaning supplies, and more.
Fosters are always in high demand and allow shelters to up their capacity to rescue more pets. Can't commit to being a long-term foster? Many rescues need emergency fosters to house pets for a few days until other arrangements can be made. Can't have pets? No problem. Volunteer with your local shelter — it'll bring joy to you, the rescue, and the pets you get to meet, a win-win-win!
No matter which route(s) you choose to help during this Clear the Shelters month, and beyond, thank you for being an Animal Angel!
Bonus Fun for Recent Adopters
Did you help Clear the Shelters by adopting this month (or any time this year)? We want to hear from you and meet your new furry family member! Tell us all about them and you'll be entered to win a giveaway in honor of this special occasion. The grand prize winner will receive a copy of MUTTS Shelter Stories: Love Guaranteed with a one-of-a-kind doodle from Patrick, as well as a gift for their new fur-baby, of course!