Thousands participate in Clear the Shelters event across the country to find rescue animals a home

Clear the Shelters

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – For the third year in a row, 10 On Your Side has partnered with Clear the Shelters, and many have participated this year locally as well as across the country.

Clear the Shelters is a nationwide community-driven initiative developed by NBC and hosted yearly to help animals in local shelters find their forever homes. This year we had lots of participants across Hampton Roads.

So far, 288 animals have been adopted on Saturday from 22 local shelters and organizations here in Hampton Roads and North Carolina.

The total from the four week mission was 1,456 adoptions and counting.

Check out these photos of local rescues finding their “furrever” homes.

Photo Courtesy – Heritage Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Heritage Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Portsmouth Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Heritage Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Heritage Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Heritage Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Chesapeake Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Chesapeake Humane Society
Bluepac was adopted from Regional Peninsula Animal Shelter.
Photo Courtesy – Jaime Reese
Curly who was adopted from Currituck Animal Services
Photo Courtesy – Rachael Stone
Photo Courtesy – Portsmouth Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Portsmouth Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Portsmouth Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Portsmouth Humane Society
Photo Courtesy – Portsmouth Humane Society
Mr. Harley, who was adopted from Virginia Beach Care and Adoption Center
Photo Courtesy – Misty Parker

Check the full list of the 22 Hampton Roads and North Carolina organizations participating in Clear the Shelters today here and find your new best friend.

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