Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Clear the Shelters 2017 #ClearTheShelters

Hello, and Happy Wednesday! I’m very excited to be meowing with you about a very important day. This Saturday, August 19, is Clear the Shelters Day! As former shelter cats, Lexy and I love spreading the word about this important day because our wish is for all animals to have a forever home. 





In case you’re wondering what exactly this day is about, let me tell you! Clear the Shelters is a ground-breaking, community-driven initiative which matches deserving animals with loving, permanent homes.  The first Clear the Shelters event was launched in Texas in 2014 through a partnership between NBC in Dallas-Fort Worth and Telemundo.  Over 2,200 animals were adopted in one day through dozens of participating shelters.  How cool is that? Since that event was such a success, Clear the Shelters went nationwide the following year.  In 2016 over 54,000 pets found their forever homes in one day! Now that’s a success!  


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This year nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters. I have some information on local shelters here in the New York area that are participating. 

The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation in Oyster Bay, NY is having an open house from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and adoptions fees will be waived. (You can read about the Ladew Foundation in this post.) Adopters need to be pre-approved before bringing home a cat. These little cuties are Avery and Bliss, who were found as stray kittens. 


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Avery and Bliss

For more information and directions, contact Ladew at 516-922-CATS. Tell Dr. Susan Lola sent you! 

Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Norwalk, CT will be open extended hours (11:00 am to 5:00 pm) for adoptions. (You can read about PAWS in this post.) Adoption fees will be discounted, and all regular protocols for approving applications will be in place. This cutie is Umka, and we hear she’s very friendly! 

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Umka

For more information and directions, contact PAWS at 203-750-9572.  Tell Kevin and Tracey Lola sent you! 

Best Friends Animal Society in SOHO (Manhattan)  will be open for visits and adoptions from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Adoption fees will be waived for all animals, with the following requirements: Valid Photo ID, proof of pet-friendly living accommodations, all friends and family members that will live under the same roof of the adopted pet need to be present at the time of adoption, dogs that currently live in the household need to be present for a meet and greet, and adoption counseling process needs to be completed for all potential adoptions. Mommy visited there recently and just loved the place! This cutie pie looking for his forever home is Habreu. 


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Habreu

For more information and directions contact Best Friends at 347-76ADOPT. 

Every day is an adoption event at Tabby’s Place! (You can read about Tabby’s Place in this post.) The sanctuary (in Ringoes, NJ) is open daily for tours and adoptions from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This beautiful girl is Leah. Mommy has met her and just adores her! She would make the purrfect addition to any family! 




For more information and directions to the sanctuary, contact Tabby’s Place at  908 237-5300. Tell everyone Lola The Rescued Cat sent you! And while you're there, you can visit our sponsor sister, Rose, and give her hugs from us. 

To find a shelter in your area that is participating in Clear the Shelters use this map.

Will you help us spread the word about this important day? Use the hashtag #ClearTheShelters on social media! 

Lola

13 comments:

  1. I hope this Saturday's Clear the Shelters Day is the best yet!

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  2. Thank you for posting about this wonderful event, Lola! We hope it's very successful. These kitties here on your post are all so cute. We hope all adoptees go to loving homes.

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  3. I'm sending out all the vibes I can muster, to help every shelter animal get their furrever home!

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  4. That would indeed be a dream come true for so many!

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  5. This is a great event and we hope there are a lot of successful shelters on Saturday!

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  6. I hope it's an even bigger success this year! Lola, that mousie in the picture with you is Mudpie's all-time favorite toy!

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  7. We didn't realize that Clear the Shelters Day was coming up. Thanks so much for sharing this. It's such an important day, and we hope it's a huge success for shelters around the country.

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  8. Thank you for spreading the word. It would be wonderful to clear them all to make room for more in need.

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  9. Such an awesome day coming up; we're all super excited and hopeful! Thank you for posting about Clear the Shelters, dear friends, and for including PAWS. Big hugs!

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  10. What a great way to spread awareness!! I hope it is beyond successful.

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  11. heerz hopin everee one findz ther for everz for ever this week oh end ~~~~~~ de best oh fishez N mor ♥♥♥

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  12. I have 2 cats that were adopted 5 years ago from Petsmart, and my son has 2 dogs, one rescued from humane society and the other from Petsmart. I want to adopt ALL the cats when I go into Petsmart monthly!

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