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SUCCESS: More than 100 pets adopted during 'Clear the Shelters'

More than 45,000 pets across the nation found their fur-ever home during the month of July. (Source: WECT) More than 45,000 pets across the nation found their fur-ever home during the month of July. (Source: WECT)
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Success! More than 45,000 pets across the nation found their fur-ever home during the month of July. Of those animals, more than 20,000 were adopted during the Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, July 23.

The animal shelters in New Hanover, Columbus and Pender counties waived adoption fees during the campaign. Nearly 100 animals were adopted at those shelters alone. 

While the Brunswick County Animal Services Unit didn't waive fees, they also had more than a dozen pets adopted.

Adopting Agency Number of pets adopted
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Animal Service 9
Columbus County Animal Control 15
Pender County Animal Shelter 75
Brunswick County Animal Services Unit 16

"Thank you all so much for all of you hard during the Clear the Shelter day," Tiffany from Jacksonville wrote in a letter to the Pender County Animal Shelter. "We adopted the border collie mix and we are so happy to have her in our home."

Combined with 2015's inaugural campaign, the Clear the Shelters effort has resulted in more than 65,000 pet adoptions.

Help keep that number growing. Learn how you can help empty shelters in WECT's Clear the Shelters special Friday, July 29 at 4 p.m. You'll see there are more than just cats and dogs looking for homes. 

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