The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center Joins NBCUniversal Local Clear The Shelters™ “Adopt & Donate” Campaign Returns Aug. 1 - 31

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The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center has joined NBCUniversal Local's Clear the Shelters™ 2023 pet adoption campaign. This is the ninth 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 its 2015 inception, Clear The Shelters has helped more than 860,000 pets find new homes. The 2022 campaign established a new single-year record with more than 161,000 adoptions, while also raising more than $540,000. Nearly 1,400 animal shelters and rescues covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam participated in last year’s campaign.

The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center serves the citizens and pets of Montgomery County, Va., and care for more than 1,600 pets each year.

The 2023 Clear The Shelters will again feature online donations through Greater Good Charities, a global nonprofit and longtime campaign partner, which will host the fundraising campaign, built courtesy of Fundraise Up, an online donation platform that helps nonprofits grow revenue. Donors have the option to cover transaction fees with their donation so that 100% goes directly to the shelter or rescue of their choice. Online donations can be made during the campaign at  

Virtual pet adoptions are also returning for the fifth consecutive campaign through WeRescue. The WeRescue app enables users to browse adoptable pets in their area by breed, gender, size and other factors, submit their adoption applications and ask questions directly to shelters through the app. 

Hill's Pet Nutrition, a global leader in science-based pet nutrition, is returning as the lead national sponsor for a sixth year in a row. 

The Dodo, the leading animal and pet brand, will serve as a media partner for the seventh campaign.

Details on 2023 Clear The Shelters highlights and initiatives, including specials on participating NBC and Telemundo stations, will be announced at a later time. Fundraising totals and the number of pet adoptions will be announced after the conclusion of the campaign. 

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

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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 9,470 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 promote pet adoption and raise needed funds. 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, Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 860,000 pet adoptions. Visit and for more information.