Clear the Shelters

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

More than 60 North Texas animal shelters are partnering to find homes for adoptable pets. 

On Aug. 19, adoption fees will be waived at the Irving Animal Care Campus. 

For the fourth year, North Texas shelters - along with local partners NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 and national partner NBCUniversal - are planning a huge adoption event. This year’s Clear the Shelters adoption event will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane, as well as at nearly 700 shelters across the country. This exciting event brings cities, counties and nonprofit organizations across the country together on a single day to find homes for animals in need.

In 2016, North Texans helped "Clear the Shelters," finding 7,136 pets new homes from 66 shelters. Nationally, the 2016 event resulted in more than 53,000 adoptions from more than 700 shelters.