• Pets & Animal

    Chicago Animal Shelters See Uptick in Pets in Need of Care | Chicago News

    Animal shelters across the city are seeing an increase this year in the number of pets coming through their doors after a relatively quiet 2020, during which few people gave up their pets, or “surrendered” them, to shelters. Jennifer Schlueter of the city-run Chicago Animal Care and Control says people are citing these surrenders to disruptions like returning to work or moving. But the increase in animals puts a strain on the shelter, she said. “What helped us the most during 2020 was those requests (to surrender a pet or bring in a stray) were really reduced, and what we’re  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Animal Services’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign continues

    Advertisement Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) recently announced its participation in the annual NBCUniversal’s Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign, which began Aug. 23 and continues through Sept. 19, with special extended hours, giveaways and festivities the first weekend of the Clear The Shelter campaign. During the campaign adoption fees are waived, and adopters will be responsible only for their new pet’s registration fee. Adopters will receive goody bags and Hill’s Science Diet dog and cat food with their adoption, while supplies last. “The campaign sheds a national spotlight on the needs of the thousands of pets across  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Chicago area animal shelters fill up as pandemic pets are returned, Hurricane Ida rescues arrive

    CHICAGO (WLS) — People are giving up pets they brought home during the pandemic, filling animal shelters amid a veterinarian shortage. PAWS Chicago, a no-kill shelter that works with Chicago Animal Care and Control to find homes for pets, are already seeing an increase in part of all the people who got pets during the pandemic and are now giving them up. “We have been hearing from them that they are near or at capacity so we have been pulling more cats and dogs because there is more need,” said Susanna Homan, CEO of PAWS. “Some people adopted animals during  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Star JoAnna Garcia Swisher Shares How to Help Animal Shelters With a Single Instagram Post

    JoAnna Garcia Swisher helped break new Netflix records when her show, Sweet Magnolias, premiered in May 2020. Now, Garcia Swisher is using her platform for a good cause. She’s teaming up with Hill’s Pet Nutrition on their campaign with NBC’s Clear the Shelters this month and she explained how you can help.  JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Romeo | Heidi Ryder Garcia Swisher spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by phone on Sept. 1 about her partnership with Hill’s. Here are the details, and we will have more with her this weekend on Sweet Magnolias and her other projects.  Joanna Garcia  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Burlington Animal Services running ‘Clear the Shelters’ initiative | Lifestyle

    From now until September 19, you can adopt a pet from Burlington Animal Services (BAS) for a fraction of the usual cost thanks to the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative. The initiative is intended to encourage the public to support local animal shelters to adopt from and donate to the shelters. To incentivize this, BAS has lowered the adoption fee on all animals to just $10. If adoption isn’t possible, Greater Good Charities has made it possible to still help out through donations. All the proceeds from the adoptions and donations will go to the BAS medical care fund, which  

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  • Animal Care

    County Animal Shelters Near Capacity, Need Adopters, Fosters | News

    Can you help? After a recent influx of cats and dogs, the County Department of Animal Services’ two shelters are nearly full, and they are asking the public to consider adopting or fostering an animal or two. Animal Services is offering several discounts currently: Adoption fees are waived for adult cats (six months and older), $25 adoption fees for kittens; and $25 adoption fees for pit bulls/pit mixes and huskies/husky mixes. Additionally, all animals who have been in the shelter for 30 days or more will have their adoption fees waived. All the adopted animals will be spayed or neutered  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    NBC’s Clear the Shelters campaign kicks off with special airlift of 150 at-risk dogs and cats from Louisiana

    Posted: Aug 23, 2021 / 01:22 PM CDT / Updated: Aug 23, 2021 / 01:28 PM CDT NEW ORLEANS, La. (NBC) – Monday marked the start of NBC’s annual, month-long “Clear the Shelters” campaign, which was kicked off with a special airlift of 150 at-risk dogs and cats from all over Louisiana. Clear the Shelters returns Returns With 2021 Adopt & Donate Campaign The animals were gathered up from eight different shelters across Louisiana that were dealing with serious overpopulation issues. Dogs will be flown to Morristown, N.J., where they’ll receive medical treatment if necessary, and then be put up  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition to Sponsor Clear The Shelters Campaign | Industry News

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition will serve for the fourth consecutive year as the national sponsor of Clear The Shelters, the annual nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign presented by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal that includes NBC Owned Stations, Telemundo Station Group and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Clear The Shelters returns for the seventh consecutive year on Monday, August 23rd, and concludes September 19th. As part of the monthlong 2021 campaign, NBC and Telemundo owned and affiliated stations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico have partnered with animal shelters and rescue services in their communities to promote pet adoption  

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