Find Your Shelter for ‘Clear the Shelters' Day on August 15

Many animals in our area are in need of forever homes. That's why necn and Telemundo Boston are partnering with dozens of shelters throughout the region to help find these animals loving homes.

Aug. 15, 2015 is "Clear the Shelters" Day, an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help get animals waiting for new homes successfully adopted.

Dozens of shelters are taking part in #ClearTheShelters Day. Participating shelters hope to attract even more people than usual who are interested in adopting a furry friend.

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The ultimate goal of the event is to help as many animals as possible find their perfect match!

We are proud to take part in this national effort, while shedding light on the importance of shelter adoption.

Please refer to the list below to help identify a participating shelter near you:


Animal Rescue League of Boston 


10 Chandler Street

Boston, MA 

Phone: (617) 426-9170

Hours: 1-6:30 p.m.

3981 Main St (Rte 6A)

East Brewster, MA 02631

Phone: (508) 255-1030

Hours: 1-6:30 p.m.

Animal Rescue League (Super Pets on the Move, mobile adoption) 

1210 Providence Highway (Petco in Norwood) 

Norwood, MA 

(781) 326-0729

Hours: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

*NOTE: The Animal Rescue League of Boston will be offering $50 off the adoption fees (at all 3 locations) of all adult cats and dogs (ages 1 and older). 



Boston ACAC

350 South Huntington Ave.

Boston, MA 

(617) 522-5055

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cape Cod ACAC

1577 Falmouth Road

Centerville, MA 

(508) 775-0940

Hours: 1-4 p.m.

Methuen ACAC and Nevins Farm

400 Broadway

Methuen, MA 

(978) 687-7453

Hours: 12-4 p.m.

Forgotten Angels Shelter

Satellite Location: 1256 Main Street 

Lancaster, MA 

(978) 857-5055

Hours: 8 a.m.-1p.m.

Daisy's Animal Rescue League

Sterling, MA

Foster based organization. All adoptions are by appointment only.

(978) 230-2510

Hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Second Chance Animal Shelter

11 Young Rd.

E. Brookfield, MA

(508) 867-5525

Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

*NOTE: $50 off adoption fees of chihuahuas and $9 adoption fee special on select adult cats. 

Baypath Humane Society

5 Rafferty Rd. 

Hopkinton, MA

(508) 435-6938

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Blue Dog Shelter

1014 Pearl St. 

Brockton, MA

(508) 436-6446

Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Guardian Angels Cat Rescue

Adoption Information Day at Especially for Pets

44 Main St. #4

Wayland, MA

(781) 237-8405 or (508) 651-1205

Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

*NOTE: $35 off normal donation costs for adult cat adoptions.

Here Today Adopted Tomorrow Sanctuary

180 Sturbridge Rd.

Brimfield, MA

(413) 324-8224

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Medfield Animal Shelter

101 Old Bridge St.

Medfield, MA

(508) 359-8989

Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

*NOTE: All adoption fees for adult pets will be reduced by $25, and a local veterinarian is offering a free exam after adoption. 

Northeast Animal Shelter

347 Highland Ave.

Salem, MA

(978) 745-9888

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

*NOTE: Lowering adoption fee by $50 for every pet older than one year. 

Quincy Animal Shelter

56 Broad St.

Quincy, MA

(617) 376-1349

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Save a Dog 

604 Boston Post Rd.

Sudbury, MA 

(978) 443-7282

Hours: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Worcester Animal Rescue League 

139 Holden St.

Worcester, MA

(508) 853-0030

Hours: 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Greyhound Friends, Inc. 

167 Saddle Hill Rd. 

Hopkinton, MA 01748

(508) 435-5969

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

*NOTE: Each person that adopts a dog will receive a complimentary "welcome home" package for their new dog. Included will be: a winter coat for the dog, a sample of the dog food fed to them at the shelter, a new collar, a new leash, a new dog bed and a crate will be loaned out if needed. 


Cocheco Valley Humane Society

262 County Farm Road

Dover, NH 03820

Phone: 603 749-5322

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Hampshire SPCA

104 Portsmouth Ave.

Stratham, NH

(603) 772-2921

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Salem Animal Rescue League

4 SARL Dr.

Salem, NH

(603) 893-3210

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Manchester Animal Shelter

490 Dunbarton Rd.

Manchester, NH

(603) 628-3544

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pampered Paws Sanctuary 

5 Deer Cove

Farmington, NH

(603) 775-1091 or (603) 397-9546

Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


Windham County Humane Society

916 West River Rd. (Route 30) 

Brattleboro, VT

(802) 254-2232

Hours: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

*NOTE: Name your own adoption fee for the day. 

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society

4832 Route 44

West Windsor, VT

(802) 484-5829

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland 

449 Stroudwater St.

Westbrook, ME

(207) 854-9771

Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

*NOTE: All adoptions will be by donation for the entire day at this shelter. No set price. Shelter will ask adopters to make a donation of their choice. 


Rhode Island SPCA

186 Amaral St.

Riverside, RI 

(401) 438-8150

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


For a complete list of Connecticut locations, click here.

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