Clear The Shelters™ Returns this Saturday!

LA Animal Services Media Contact: Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or

Clear The Shelters™ Returns this Saturday!

Los Angeles, August 6, 2019 – LA Animal Services is teaming up once again with NBC4/KNBC and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles/KVEA for the return of the award-winning pet adoption campaign Clear the Shelters™. On Saturday, August 17, at all six LA Animal Services Centers adoption fees will be reduced to $20 for all dogs and puppies 4 years old or younger. Dogs 5 years and older will have fees waived thanks to The Pet Care Foundation, and cat and kitten adoption fees are waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA.

LA Animal Services pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. While dog adoption fees are reduced, there will be a $20 dog license fee applied for LA City residents for dogs 4 months and older. Adopters will need to provide a valid government issued identification card when adopting.

“Since we launched Clear the Shelters five years ago, the adoption drive’s unprecedented success has become an integral part of the community every year,” said NBC4 President and General Manager Steve Carlston. “NBC4 looks forward to continuing the tradition of helping alleviate the animal overpopulation at shelters and offering affordable adoptions to all our viewers.”

Local sponsor VCA Animal Hospitals’ health teams will also be at LA Animal Services Centers to offer a certificate for a free first exam and a limited health guarantee to ensure a healthy start.

“We believe every pet deserves a happy life, and that includes receiving proper medical care. Our support for Clear the Shelters has been in place for five years and the shelters we partner with help to ensure that every pet adopted gets a chance to see a veterinarian, and all the care needed so they can thrive in their new home with their family,” said Brandon Antin, VCA Animal Hospital’s VP of Social Responsibility & Innovation.

For more details, visit and Follow @NBCLA and @Telemundo52 on social media throughout the campaign using hashtag #CleartheShelters and #DesocuparlosAlbergues.

Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six services centers serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.

Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations, plus affiliate stations partner with local animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters 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 most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has inspired thousands of families all across the country to open their homes and hearts to shelter pets, resulting in more than a quarter million pets finding new homes. Visit / for more information. Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.


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