What you need to know about Clear the Shelters

Local shelters are joining 10 News in the effort on Aug. 17

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

ROANOKE, Va. - On Saturday, Aug. 17, WSLS 10 is teaming up with some area animal shelters to help find permanent homes for hundreds of animals.

Members of the 10 News Team will be at the shelters to help add a new furry friend to your family!

We will be teaming up with the Roanoke Valley SPCA and Lynchburg Humane Society for the 2019 event.

Tips before heading to an animal shelter

  • Make sure you/your family is ready to adopt a new pet
  • Be sure to bring your government issued identification with you
  • Visit the shelter’s website prior to arriving on CTS day so you have an idea of the types of animals they offer  
  • Pet-proof your home. Prepare an area in your home where your new pet can calmly adjust to the new surroundings 

Since 2015, more than 250,000 pets of all types have been adopted through NBC and Telemundo station' Clear the Shelters nationwide pet adoption campaign.

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