Thousands of animal are now in forever homes thanks to NBCUniversal’s Second Annual Clear the Shelters adoption campaign.
Due to the work of over 40 local NBC and Telemundo stations, hundreds of shelters nationwide and thousands of adopters, over 20,000 pets were placed through Clear the Shelters’ adoption event on July 23. Combine this number with the all the Clear the Shelters adoption events leading up to the big day, and the total of number of pets saved is over 45,000.
Only in its second year, this unifying campaign is responsible for placing over 65,000 pets into loving homes.
To learn more about all the amazing stories and figures to come out of this year’s campaign, tune in to the post-adoption drive special, with host Natalie Morales, airing July 29 on NBC (check local listings).
The special will also take a look at PEOPLE’s part in the campaign, including our recent portfolio of stars with rescue pets.