Humane Society teams up with NBC and Telemundo for National Clear the Shelters campaign Aug. 23 to Sept. 19

August 23, 2021— VERO BEACH, FL – The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB) 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.

“Our shelter works hard to provide a happy, safe environment for our pets so that we can easily find them a loving home,” said Kate Meghji, Executive Director at HSVB. “Partnering with this nation-wide effort to Clear the Shelters provides us with the opportunity to promote and get our pets into their new forever homes.”

The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County will be promoting 50% off pet adoption fees and other promotions from Aug. 23 to Sept. 19, 2021. HSVB will be hosting a celebratory event on Sept. 18, 2021, with Hill’s Pet Nutrition to celebrate the success of Clear the Shelters. Promotions and specials will be advertised through our social media channels (Facebook & Instagram), email newsletters (sign up here), and our

This year’s Clear the Shelters will again feature online donations through fundraising partner Greater Good Charities. Those interested in donating to HSVB can visit  ClearTheSheltersFund.orgHill’s Pet Nutrition is the national sponsor for its fourth Clear the Shelters campaign this year.

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

HSVB is a non-profit independently operated shelter located at 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, Florida. HSVB is dedicated to helping and protecting the animals of Indian River County and to assisting owners to keep pets in their homes. For more information please visit or call 772.388.3331.

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.   

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