The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center Joins NBCUniversal Local Clear The Shelters™ “Adopt & Donate” Campaign Returns Aug. 23 - Sept. 19

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The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center has joined NBCUniversal Local’s Clear the Shelters™ 2021 pet adoption campaign. This is the seventh consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations present their popular pet adoption campaign to communities nationwide in partnership with affiliate stations and shelters/rescues.  Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than half a million pets find new homes. Visit for more information.

The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center serves the citizens and pets of Montgomery County, Va., and care for more than 1,800 pets each year.

This year’s Clear The Shelters will again feature online donations through fundraising partner Greater Good Charities. Those interested in donating to a participating shelter or rescue can visit the Greater Good Charities’ donation site during the campaign at, which will also be accessible via ClearTheShelters.comHill's Pet Nutrition is the national sponsor for its fourth Clear The Shelters campaign this year. 

Virtual pet adoptions are also returning for the 2021 campaign through partner WeRescue. The WeRescue app enabled users to locate adoptable pets in their area, submit their adoption applications, and ask questions directly to shelters. iHeartDogs, a previous Clear The Shelters partner, will again donate needed pet supplies to select shelters this year. Leading social media animal brand The Dodo will again serve as a media partner.

Local fundraising totals and the number of pets adopted from area shelters via virtual and in-person adoptions will be announced by the stations after the conclusion of Clear The Shelters

For more information on Clear The Shelters, including participating animal shelters and rescues, along with details on local events, visit and the Spanish-language site Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

About the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center

The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center has an adoption-friendly philosophy and a mission focused on education, adoption, and community. Since the center opened in 2017, more than 6,310 pets have been adopted, reclaimed, or rescued. Building strong community partnerships and a caring and capable network of foster families and rescue organizations allows the pets in our community to live healthy and happy lives.  Our animal-loving employees help provide the shelter, food, medical care and love to the animals that come into our care.

About Clear The Shelters

Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal Local’s NBC and Telemundo owned stations, plus affiliated stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign 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 resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than a half million pets finding new homes. Visit and for more information.