Over the past few years, the Clear the Shelters event has connected over 153 pets to homes. This national event, held on August 18, 2018, allows for free pet adoption at most humane societies and animal shelters across the United States.
"Every single pet that is adopted frees shelter staff up to work with and prepare the next pet for potential adoption," said Kenny Lamberti, director of strategic engagement and companion animals for the Human Society.
Adopting dogs and cats frees these animals from negative, psychological feelings of worthlessness as well as the risk of euthanization.
Last year, more than 80,000 pets were adopted from over 900 shelters. If you are considering pet adoption, visit a local animal shelter near you to find a pet looking for a family.