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Help WETM-TV 'Clear the Shelters!' We hope you come out on Saturday, August 19th and adopt a furry friend! 

Adoption fees are waived at participating shelters, on August 19 only, pending application approval. Other fees may still apply.

Check out some of the WETM-TV Team's pets below!

Here’s a list of participating adoption shelters in the Twin Tiers:

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The Animal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill sanctuary with locations in East Smithfield and Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide a safe and caring refuge for companion animals, inspire change through education, provide adoption services, and support spay/neuter initiatives.


Questions about adoption? Contact the shelter:

Jessica Thomas, Animal Adoption Coordinator
P: (570) 596-2200 option 4
M: P.O. Box A East Smithfield, PA 18817
E: jthomas@animalcaresanctuary.org

To be sure the process is smooth, please bring all veterinary records the day of Clear the Shelter, as most veterinarian offices are not open on weekends. Without veterinary records of current furry family members, we cannot complete a same-day adoption. Get ahead of the game and fill out an application a few days prior to arriving and we will work to get you preapproved. 

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For more information on the Bradford County Humane Society, click here.


Cause 4 Paws is a 501c3 non-profit feline rescue, focusing mostly on abandoned, sick, or injured cats and kittens. We have several senior cats that would love to have a home of their own.  With it being kitten season, the older cats get overlooked. We are a foster home-based rescue without an actual location for a shelter, so call or email ahead to get applications if you're interested in one of our cats or kittens!

Questions about adoption?  Contact:

Lissa Hamilton, Regional Director
P: (540) 538-0707
M: P.O Box 74 Covington P.A. 16917 
E: Cause4paws16933@gmail.com

Help us Clear the Shelter! Adoption applications can be found here and submitted for pre-approval beginning July 18th. If you already have pets in your home, please include proof of current rabies vaccination for each pet. If you rent, we will need confirmation from the landlord that the pet is allowed in the home.

Applications can be brought to the shelter or emailed to admin@chemungspca.org. All adoptions are pending an approved application.


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Our mission centers on protecting animals and strengthening and supporting the human-companion animal bond. We are currently providng refuge for over sixty felines and twenty canines. We strive to find our homeless animals compatible adoptive famlies to love and care for them. To learn more about the Finger Lakes SPCA, our programs and the status of our new building project. Read the latest edition of our Pet Gazette newsletter here.

Click here for an adoption application.


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Applications must be approved prior to adoption.  For more information on Tanner's P.A.W.S., click here.

Questions about adoption?  Contact:

Christie Speciale 
P: (866) 9TANNER (826637)
M: 117 W. Market St. Corning, NY 14830 (across from Burger King)

Click here to fill out an adoption form

Phone: 607-257-1822 ext. 221
Email: adoptions@spcaonline.com

The Tompkins County SPCA will only be waiving the adoption fees for adult cats. 

Click here to print an adoption application.

Driving Directions:

  • Route 13 North
  • Drive 2.8 miles Past Triphammer Rd. Exit
  • Turn right on Hanshaw Rd.
  • Proceed to Stop Sign; Turn right
  • Drive .75 mile; SPCA on right

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About Clear the Shelters

This year's nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption event will be held August 19. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016, when some 700 animal shelters across the country partnered with NBC Owned Television Stations and the Telemundo Station Group.

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