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More than 1,000 animals adopted during Clear the Shelters 2020

This year’s initiative lasted the whole month of August

Month-long push to find pets a home comes to an end
Month-long push to find pets a home comes to an end

10 News is putting a bow on a monthlong initiative to get as many local pets adopted as possible.

Thanks to generous 10 News viewers and members of the community, more than 1,000 pets went home to new families.

This year’s Clear the Shelters looked a lot different than usual, especially because it lasted the whole month of August, not just one day.

Out of almost 90 animals featured in our newscasts, there were certainly a few stars that brought us smiles like Jake from State Farm and Jenny from the Block.

They are unusual names for sure, but it was Dennis Quaid (the cat) who got the most attention.

It did not take long for the Lynchburg Humane Society to be thrown into the Hollywood spotlight.

Actor Dennis Quaid reached out to the shelter wanting to adopt the sweet black cat.

“It was really off the wall, but I just couldn’t resist. I had to,” said actor Dennis Quaid. “I’m out to save all the Dennis Quaids of the world.”


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