Clear the Shelter: Finger Lakes SPCA

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BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – The 18 News coverage of the Clear the Shelter campaign has begun. Local shelters across the Twin Tiers will be participating in the national initiative to clear animal shelters and find pets forever homes.

Clear the Shelters is a day where participating animal shelters will waive adoption fees in the hope that more pets will be adopted.

The Finger Lakes SPCA is one of the shelters in the Twin Tiers that will be participating. 18 News reporter Tai Wong visited the shelter to talk about the importance pet adoptions.

Vicki Mosgrove, the executive director of the Finger Lakes SPCA says they are really excited to be participating again and will waive adoption fees.

The Finger Lakes SPCA has 15 dogs and 60 cats and kittens that are looking for homes this summer. Many shelters consider this time of year “puppy and kitten season’ due to the uptick in breeding that happens at this time.

The Finger Lakes SPCA encourages people to visit with the animals to make sure you find the right fit for you.

Mosgrove hopes that people come out and help them clear the shelter on August 17th, stating that with adoption you are not only saving one life but two lives by clearing space for another animal that needs care.

Animals adopted from the Finger Lakes SPCA will be up to date on vaccines as well as spayed or neutered.

For more information on shelters across the Twin Tiers participating in Clear the Shelters, visit and click on the Clear the Shelters tab.

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