97 pets adopted at Camden County Animal Shelter during “Clear the Shelters”

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(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) found homes for 97 pets; 56 dogs and 41 cats on Saturday, August 19th thanks to NBC10’s and Telemundo62’s Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaign.

“We are proud to support the Camden County Animal Shelter’s Clear the Shelters adoption event every year, said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the CCAS. “Clear the Shelters event is the largest pet adoption day of the year with so many find new homes. During the event, we were proud to waive the fees for animal adoptions.”

The popular pet adoption campaign resulted in 4,837 local pet adoptions. Launched in July 2017 and culminating on Clear the Shelters day, Saturday, August 19, the stations’ pet adoption initiative included the participation of nearly 50 animal shelters in the Greater Philadelphia region. On Saturday alone, 1,450 adoptions took place, a 30 percent increase from 2016. Nationally, the third annual Clear the Shelters campaign resulted in the adoption of more than 68,000 pets. Since 2015, NBC10 and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear the Shelters campaign has resulted in more than 141,000 pet adoptions.

“It truly is a wonderful experience to see so many pets go home in one day”, says Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of CCAS. “So far this year we have found homes for more than 2,400 pets.”

Visit www.ccasnj.org for more information about adopting a pet, volunteering or to view pets available for adoption. Call 856-401-1300