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Clear The Shelters Returns with the “Adopt & Donate” virtual campaign – NBC 6 South Florida

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Animal shelters across the country are once again partnering with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for needy pets with the Clear The Shelters adoption campaign.

To help people and communities continue to practice safe social removal measures, the month-long “Adoption and Donation” effort will include adopting virtual pets and facilitate the online donation of participating shelters and relief efforts. The campaign runs from August 1 to August 31, 2020.

Below is a list of all participating refuges in South Florida, as well as information on how to contact them or start the adoption process.

Animal Adoption and Protection Center for Animal Services in Miami-Dade County (3599 Northwest 79th Avenue, Doral 33122)

  • The Miami-Dade County Animal Services offer virtual adoptions so that people can ask questions about the animal they are interested in and even meet the animal. Once you are ready for adoption, you will be asked to fill out an adoption contract, then you can schedule a pick-up time with the shelter so that your pet is ready when you arrive.
  • Pet services are still open Monday to Saturday for in-person adoption services. Customer service can be reached at (305) 468-5900.

Humane Society of Broward County (2070 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale 33312)

  • The refuge is open by appointment only to those who have completed the virtual adoption form. You can browse the animals online in advance and select two animals to meet during the visit.

Animal care and adoption of Broward County (2400 Southwest 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312)

  • The refuge is not open to the public. To adopt, send an application online and you will be contacted to make an appointment to meet the animal and finalize the adoption. Unfortunately, the pets you see online may not be available due to the high demand; they are given on a first come, first served basis.

Abandoned Pet Rescue (1137 Northeast 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33304)

  • Abandoned Pet Rescue is only open by appointment. To meet a pet and submit an adoption application, complete the online adoption application and you will be contacted to make an appointment. For other inquiries, call (954) 728-9010 or email info@abandonedpetrescue.org.

The Cat Network

  • The Cat network doesn’t have a shelter, but it does have a variety of pets kept in foster homes in South Florida that are available for adoption. To adopt, contact the animal’s adoptive parent directly or call the network at (305) 255-3482, then fill out an adoption questionnaire to send to the adoptive parent or network at info@thecatnetwork.org.

Animal shelter Lady Luck (2091 Northeast 36th Street, Lighthouse Point 33074)

  • To adopt a pet, search for available pets online and fill out a virtual adoption form in the “Adopt a pet” tab when you’re ready. You can also take a look at some of the cats available for adoption in person at Lady Luck’s Cat Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, which is open by appointment only for those who have completed a form.

Adopt a South Florida (11950 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines 33026)

  • To adopt, scroll through the animals available online and then fill in the virtual adoption form. For more information, send an email to info@adoptastray.ws or call (954) 966-8382.

Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

  • Both of the Key West and Marathon shelter locations are closed, but you can browse the animals available on the website and a consultant will be in contact with you to make arrangements for adoption. You can also call (305) 294-4857 or (305) 743-4800 or email info@fkspca.org for more information.

This is the sixth consecutive year in which NBC and Telemundo-owned stations have led the domestic animal adoption initiative.

Since 2015, the Clear The Shelters campaign from NBC and Telemundo owned stations has helped more than 410,000 pets find new homes.

The event 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 brought the most adopted pets in a day for the Northern Texas.

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