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Clear The Shelters

Join NewsChannel 21 and our local shelter and business partners as we once again team up to Clear the Shelters and find loving homes for pets. Since 2014, this national campaign has helped more than 864,000 pets find new homes and more than $4 million donated nationally. 2022 was a terrific year for Clear The Shelters with more than 161,000 pets adopted nationally.

NewsChannel 21 will host a “Adopt & Donate” effort in August to help local shelters make a difference for Central Oregon pets (and people).

Here are ways you can participate in Clear the Shelters:

Adopt a Pet Through Clear The Shelters

The WeRescue app enables users to browse for adoptable pets in their area by breed, gender, size and other factors using their smartphone. Users can also submit their adoption applications and ask questions directly to shelters through the app.

In-Person Adoption

Find participating local shelters on the map below.

Make a Donation to a Local Animal Shelter

Clear The Shelters features online donations through partners Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site, which host the fundraising and cover all transaction fees so that 100% of donations go directly to shelters and rescues in need. Online donations can be made to participating shelters or rescues during the campaign at, which is also accessible via


Watch NewsChannel 21 all month long to see which loveable animal is looking for its forever home.

Find More Information About Clear The Shelters 2023

You can find more information about participating animal shelters, rescues and local adoption events on or the Spanish-language site

You can also follow Clear The Shelters on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date on this year's pet adoption and donation news:
· Twitter @ClearTheShelter
· Instagram: cleartheshelters
· Hashtags: #ClearTheShelters & #DesocuparLosAlbergues

To learn more about Clear The Shelters 2023 and search for adoptable pets in your area, visit You can also donate to your local animal shelters and rescue groups by visiting

2023 Adoptions

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