NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 Announce Almost 4,000 Pets Adopted from Rescues and Local Shelters During 2021 ‘Clear Shelters’ Campaign – NBC Bay Area

SAN JOSE, CA – (September 29, 2021) – NBC Bay Area / KNTV and Telemundo 48 / KSTS today announced that nearly 4,000 pets have been adopted from local animal shelters and rescues during its 2021 Get rid of shelters pet adoption and donation initiative from August 23 to September 19.

Nationwide, the seventh annual NBCUniversal Local Get rid of shelters helped over 140,000 pets find new homes and raised over $ 537,000 for participating animal shelters and rescues as part of the campaign’s fundraising effort that runs through the 1st November. Since its creation in 2015, Get rid of shelters led to over 23,000 pet adoptions in the Bay Area and over 688,000 adoptions nationwide.

“As we conclude another success Get rid of shelters campaign, we want to thank our local Bay Area shelters and rescues for all of their hard work and support, this effort could not be possible without them year after year, ”said Stacy Owen, President and CEO of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. “As the number of adoptions came in, we loved hearing all of the adoption success stories. We thank everyone who participated, whether you helped spread the word on social media, donated, or gave a pet a forever home. “

At the Berkeley Humane Animal Shelter, all 50 adoptable pets have found their forever homes at the Bark Around the Block in-person adoption event on Empty shelters daytime. One of those pets, Wolf, was the first to be adopted after his future owner waited an hour before the event started just so he could take him home. At SF Animal Care and Control, a 13-week-old Twinkle Toes puppy who was found in a paper bag on the street was quickly adopted by his new family after being featured on NBC Bay Area’s Today in the Bay newscast.

The 2021 Get rid of shelters was again supported by fundraising partners Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site, who covered all transaction costs so that 100 percent of donations went directly to shelters and rescues. Virtual pet adoptions have also returned for this year’s campaign via a partner Get rid of shelters WeRescue.

For more information on NBCUniversal Local’s Get rid of shelters, visit ClearTheShelters.com and the Spanish site DesocuparlosAlbergues.com. Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter and on social media using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

About NBC Bay Area / KNTV

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area / KNTV is the Bay Area investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous and in-depth journalism with unique personalities. In addition to airing award-winning NBC programming during the day, prime time and late evening, NBC Bay Area produces over 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and live on 11. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers comprehensive programming of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, blockbuster films and original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and live on 11.3.

About Telemundo 48 / KSTS

Telemundo 48 / KSTS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish speaking community in the Bay Area. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to providing viewers with breaking news and in-depth journalism with their award-winning team of journalists, delivering the most recent local news, weather, sports and entertainment headlines through a variety of platforms, including online at TelemundoAreadelaBahia.com and via mobile and social networks.

On Get rid of shelters

Clear Shelters ™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual national pet adoption campaign led by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Each year, NBC and Telemundo-owned stations of NBCUniversal Local, as well as affiliate stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Get rid of shelters events. NBCUniversal Local’s Get rid of shelters The campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the best pets. most adopted in a day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Get rid of shelters The pet adoption campaign has helped more than 688,000 pets find new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com and DesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information.



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