Local shelters to waive fees for Clear the Shelters Day

A young cat wants attention in one of the adoption areas at the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia shelter at 111 W Hunting Park Ave. Up to 100 animals are dropped off a day, mostly stray kittens residents find in their neighborhoods. July 13, 2013 ( RON TARVER / Staff Photographer )

As part of the Clear the Shelters Day initiative by NBCUniversal-owned TV stations, about 30 area pet shelters in Philly and surrounding counties, New Jersey and Delaware will reduce or waive adoption or spaying and neutering fees to encourage animal adoption.

Clear the Shelters Day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15, with over 300 animal shelters in 19 NBC markets taking place. Philadelphia’s efforts are being sponsored by NBC10 and Telemundo62. Before and after the pet-adoption drive, local stations will air special pet-related shows.

“Many people don’t realize that there are so many loving and adoptable animals in shelters and rescue groups throughout our region,” Ric Harris, president and GM of NBC10 and Telemundo said on the NBC10 website.

Shelters participating include:

Animal Lifeline in Bucks County (1111 Easton Rd., Warrington)

Delaware County SPCA (555 Sandy Bank Rd., Media)

Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT) of Philadelphia (111 W. Hunting Park Ave.)

Pennsylvania SPCA – Fishtown Center (1546 Frankford Ave.)

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) (1810 Grant Ave.)


Visit the NBC Philadelphia website for a full listing of participating shelters.