The Irving Animal Care Campus would like to thank the Irving community for its support for the 2017 Clear the Shelters (CTS). The event topped all expectations! In Irving, 129 pets were adopted from Animal Services and DFW Humane, while in North Texas 7,337 pets found homes, with 65 shelters participating. Across the country 70,130 animals were adopted with nearly 1,000 shelters participating.
The event, an idea hatched in Irving, has done much to help promote adoptions. First, it drew people to shelters who had never been. Once there, they realized shelters were bright and clean with happy, healthy animals. Thanks to more visitors, shelters are attracting more volunteers and more beautiful pets are finding homes.
Irving is also grateful to NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 for partnering on the event, promoting it heavily and encouraging their parent company NBCUniversal to promote it nationally. Over the three-year national partnership, 143,541 animals have found homes. This is an event that truly underscores the power of collaboration and the universal love of animals.