For the third year, North Texas shelters participated in a huge adoption event called Clear the Shelters Day.
Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center took Saturday’s event name to heart — adopting out almost every cat and dog.
“Twenty-two animals found homes,” said Kristina Valentine, Grapevine Animal Shelter supervisor. “All nine dogs and 13 of 17 adult cats were adopted.”
She said pets “are always waiting to be adopted into good, loving homes.
Last year, North Texans helped Clear the Shelters, finding more than 2,900 pets new homes. From the beginning of the promotion of Clear the Shelters, more than 3,100 animals were adopted.
More than 60 North Texas animal shelters came together and waived adoption fees for that one day only.
Last year, North Texans helped Clear the Shelters, finding more than 2,900 pets new homes. From the beginning of the promotion of Clear the Shelters, more than 3,100 animals were adopted, bringing the total to more than 6,000 pets placed in new homes in the North Texas area.
And in 2015 for the first time, groups nationwide participated in the Clear the Shelters adoption event. Nearly 20,000 pets found their homes in 2015, when some 400 animal shelters across the country partnered with NBC-owned television stations and the Telemundo Station Group.
The annual shelter campaign began in 2014 at the Dallas-Fort Worth level, with the name Empty the Shelters.
Valentine said this year’s event was outstanding.
“It was very successful,” she said, adding that Monday at the shelter was “very quiet.”
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