NBCUniversal Local Looks to Clear the Shelters for 9th Straight Year

By Kevin Eck 

Clear The Shelters, NBCUniversal Local’s nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign, is returning in 2023 for its ninth consecutive year — taking place from August 1 to 31.

As part of the initiative, NBC and Telemundo owned and affiliated stations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are once again partnering with local animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and raise funds for animal welfare.

“We are proud that Clear The Shelters supports the many outstanding shelters and rescues in our communities that perform the vital work of caring for vulnerable animals, so we are very excited for the campaign’s return this August to help them find new homes for animals in need and raise more money to fund their efforts,” said Meredith McGinn, NBCUniversal Local’s executive vice president of Diginets & Original Production.


Since 2015, Clear The Shelters has helped more than 860,000 pets find new homes. Last year’s campaign set a new single-year record with more than 161,000 adoptions, while also raising more than $540,000.

For more information, including participating animal shelters and rescues, along with details on local events, visit ClearTheShelters.com and the Spanish-language site DesocuparlosAlbergues.com.

You can also keep up with this year’s Clear The Shelters news on social media:

Twitter @ClearTheShelter
Instagram: cleartheshelters
TikTok: @cleartheshelters
Hashtags: #ClearTheShelters & #DesocuparLosAlbergues