NBC partners with local shelters for ninth-annual Clear the Shelters event 

NBC15 and many NBC stations nationwide are partnering with local shelters for the month of August to promote pet adoption and raise funds for animal welfare through the ninth-annual Clear the Shelters event.

The Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) typically sees an average of 20 pets adopted per weekend, but during a Clear the Shelters weekend last year, the organization found homes for over 80 pets.

Participating shelters this year include:

  • DCHS in Madison;
  • 9 Lives Rescue Inc. in Middleton;
  • Angel’s Wish Pet Adoption and Resource Center in Verona; and
  • Iowa County Humane Society in Dodgeville.

DCHS will reduce adoption fees for a different group of animals each week over the first three weeks of August. Adoptions are first come, first served. Additional information is available on the shelter’s website.

Local shelters or pet rescue centers interested in signing up can find further information here.