Saturday, August 17 is Clear the Shelters day! Clear the Shelters is also known as the “Black Friday” of pet adoption. The goal of Clear the Shelters is to find forever homes for as many animals as possible.
On Saturday, animals in the Twin Tiers found homes all day long, as shelters waived or reduced their adoption fees. But the day is about more than clearing a shelter at a low cost, it’s about completing a family.
Over the past three weeks, more than 60,000 pets have been adopted nationwide. But according to the SPCA every year, 6.5 million animals end up in shelters nationwide and only 3.2 million are adopted, and events like this, help to curb that.
So far, shelters in the Twin Tiers have adopted out 8 dogs, 41 cats, and 2 rabbits.