Clear the Shelters 2017 a great success; results in homes for hundreds of pets in Tulsa

Posted at 11:02 AM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2018-07-25 17:59:07-04

TULSA  - The nationwide pet adoption campaign – Clear the Shelters – resulted in the adoption of more than 74,000 pets this year. Launched last month and culminating on Clear the Shelters day, Saturday, August 19, the participation of over 75 NBC and Telemundo stations from all across the country and nearly one thousand animal shelters was a success. Since 2015, the stations’ Clear the Shelters initiative has resulted in more than 147,000 pet adoptions.

In the Tulsa area alone, Over 20 shelters participated. A total of 396 pets in Green Country now have forever homes, thanks to the event. Tulsa's SPCA saw 51 dogs and cats to new families. Tulsa Animal Welfare placed 269 pets (including birds, horses and pigs.)

Woodland Hills Mall saw its fair share of adoptions throughout the day as well, with 10 animal rescue groups bringing dozens of animals to the Clear the Shelters initiative. The mall held a back-to-school fashion show with each model walking with an adoptable dog.

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