Sept. 16, 2021 (Williamson County, Texas) – The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has joined NBCUniversal’s local Clear the Shelters™ 2021 pet adoption campaign. This marks the seventh consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo-owned stations have hosted their pet adoption campaign to communities nationwide. Since 2015, in partnership with affiliate stations and local animal shelters and rescues, the Clear the Shelters campaign has helped more than half a million pets find new homes.
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter serves the citizens and pets of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander and the unincorporated areas of Williamson County, TX and cares for over 7,000 shelter pets each year.
As a part of this nationwide event, all adoptions at WCRAS on September 18 are free. Start your adoption journey by visiting our website, wilcopets.org, to view all of our adoptable pets. Then, interested adopters are highly encouraged to schedule a 30-minute appointment for Clear the Shelters by emailing [email protected] Those with appointments will receive priority service from a dedicated volunteer and staff member to help select the perfect new best friend for their family!
In addition to free adoptions, this year’s Clear the Shelters will again feature online donations through fundraising partner Greater Good Charities. Those interested in donating to a participating shelter or rescue can visit the Greater Good Charities’ donation site during the campaign at CleartheSheltersFund.org, which will also be accessible via CleartheShelters.com. Hill's Pet Nutrition is the national sponsor for its fourth Clear the Shelters campaign this year.
Moreover, virtual pet adoptions are also returning for the 2021 campaign through partner WeRescue. The WeRescue app enables users to locate adoptable pets in their area, submit their adoption applications and ask questions directly to shelters. iHeartDogs, a previous Clear the Shelters partner, will again donate needed pet supplies to select shelters this year. Leading social media animal brand The Dodo will again serve as a media partner.
For more information on Clear the Shelters, including participating animal shelters and rescues, along with details on local events, visit CleartheShelters.com and the Spanish-language site DesocuparlosAlbergues.com. Additionally, you can follow the effort on Twitter at @ClearTheShelter and on social media using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.
About the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter:
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is a collaborative effort between Williamson County and the cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Hutto. It provides a safe environment for the lost, abandoned and homeless animals of these jurisdictions. Our vision is to save every healthy and behaviorally sound companion animal and to place each animal in a loving home.
About Clear The Shelters
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal Local’s NBC and Telemundo owned stations, plus affiliated stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than a half million pets finding new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com and DesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information.
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