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#ClearTheShelters: Thousands of Pets Find Their Forever Homes

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    Hundreds of Animals Find Forever Homes

    As the end of Clear the Shelters approaches, the total adoption count is 555. (Published Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018)

    Thousands of animals around the region have found forever homes as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters event.

    As of 5 p.m. Saturday, more than 5,300 animals were adopted across New England.

    At the New Hampshire SPCA in Stratham, a 2-year-old Great Pyrenees dog named Brownie needed a home, and by noon, he had one. He wasn't the only one getting a new home, either.

    Noir, an adult cat, will finally be going home with Aveen Kenny.

    Families Get New Furry Friends in Clear the Shelters Day

    [NECN] Families Get New Furry Friends in Clear the Shelters Day

    Pets across New England, and across the country, found new homes on Clear the Shelter Day.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018)

    "He's an adult cat, that makes our hearts proud because everyone wants the kittens, we want someone with more maturity," the Epping resident said.

    Nine-year-old Molly Valenza took home a three-legged cat during last year's Clear the Shelters event, and couldn't wait to bring home a new friend again. This time, there were tears of joy in her eyes as she held her new kitten.

    "I thought, 'Wow, Sugar would be a good name because she's so sweet,'" she told NBC10 Boston.

    Help Katherine Underwood Clear the Shelters

    [NECN] Help Katherine Underwood Clear the Shelters

    NBC10 Boston's Katherine Underwood reports from the New Hampshire SPCA on the "Clear the Shelters" initiative underway across the country today.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018)

    Staff at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Maine say Clear the Shelters day feels like Christmas.

    "We say it's the best day of the year," a staff member said. "Our whole team looks forward to it."

    Martha woke up at 2:30 a.m. to be one of the first in line at the Animal Refuge League, and it appeared the early alarm was worth it as she walked out of the shelter with a puppy named Angel in her arms.

    Help NBC10 Boston's Latoyia Edwards Clear the Shelters

    [NECN] Help NBC10 Boston's Latoyia Edwards Clear the Shelters

     NBC10 Boston's Latoyia Edwards reports from the MSPCA in Jamaica Plain, where the clearing of the shelters is well underway.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018)

    "I feel really happy," she said.

    Hundreds of shelters in 20 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico have joined the one-day adoption drive. About 50,000 animals had been adopted across the country by noon on Saturday, and more than 80,000 pets were adopted across the U.S. during last year's event, but millions more need a forever home.

    Click here for more resources on what you should do after you adopt a pet, tips on prepping your home for your new family member, photos of our employees with their furbabies and much more.

    Today's the Day! Help Pets Find Their Forever Homes

    [NECN] Today's the Day! Help Pets Find Their Forever Homes

    Cinderella the cat is one of many animals looking for a forever home! Help NBC10 Boston and necn Clear the Shelters!

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018)

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