August 1st thru 31st

Clear the Shelters/Desocupar los Albergues is a ValleyCentral, NBC and Telemundo 40 public service campaign. NBC Universal Local is teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive in August 2023 that helps find loving homes for animals in need. More than 551,000 pets have found their forever homes since 2015.


NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations) today announced that its Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign will run from August 1 to August 31.  To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, the stations’ month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues.  This is the sixth consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations present their popular pet adoption initiative to communities nationwide. Since 2015, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than 410,000 pets find new homes.  Visit for more information.

This year’s Clear The Shelters’ “Adopt & Donate” campaign features returning partners WeRescue and, and new partner 24PetWatch.  Users can use the WeRescue iOS app to locate adoptable pets near their zip code, submit their pet adoption applications through shelters’ websites, and ask questions directly to shelters.  Individuals who are interested in donating to a shelter/rescue, please visit’s Clear The Shelters donation site  In addition, 24PetWatch is enabling shelters to increase their exposure through, a free website providing a full list of participating shelters and their adoptable pets along with a link to contact them.

Total funds donated to shelters/rescues and the total number of pets adopted from virtual platforms and any in-person adoption events will be announced by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations after August 31.

The participating locations in the Rio Grande Valley include:

Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center
416 FM511, Olmito, TX
Phone: (956) 544-7351

Humane Society of Harlingen
1106 Markowsky Ave Harlingen, TX
Phone: (956) 425-7297
Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Palm Valley Animal Society
2451 N. Expressway 281 Edinburg, TX
Phone: (956) 720-4563
Hours: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Franklin All Animal Rescue
701 North Stewart Road, Palmhurst, TX
Phone: (956) 346-8738

Weslaco Animal Care Services
255 S. Kansas Ave
Weslaco, TX
(956) 973-4003

Cinderella Pet Rescue
Mission, TX
(956) 391-4399

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