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HSCC teams up with WCNC NBC Charlotte to host third annual pet adoption drive – Clear the Shelters – on Saturday, August 19

HICKORY, NC (August 8, 2017)…Humane Society of Catawba County today announced that it will join with WCNC NBC Charlotte to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19. On this day, HSCC will offer low cost pet adoption fees as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to help families find and adopt homeless pets. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.

“We are excited about the opportunity to participate in Clear the Shelters this year and hope many of our cats and dogs are able to find loving families that day,” said Jane Bowers, executive director at HSCC.

WHAT: Humane Society of Catawba County to participate as an official Clear the Shelters partner alongside WCNC NBC Charlotte. HSCC will offer half-price pet adoption fees to help families find and adopt a new pet.

WHEN: Saturday, August 19 from 11 AM to 6 PM.

WHERE: 3224 20th Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602 – Hickory Shelter

INFO: Audiences can visit ClearTheShelters.com to access more information about Clear the Shelters, including the full list of local participating animal shelters.

ADOPTION: A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” – posted on www.ClearTheShelters.com – will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets.

SOCIAL: Use the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #LoveMyPet to post photos of your favorite pets on your social media networks. Also, follow the effort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Clear the Shelters-themed Snapchat filters will be activated on August 19.

For more information about the national pet adoption drive, visit ClearTheShelters.com. You can also follow the effort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #LoveMyPet. To access information in Spanish, please visit DesocuparLosAlbergues.com and follow #DesocuparLosAlbergues and #AmoAMiMascota.

A Humane Society of Catawba County Press Release

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