Humane Society teams up with NBCUniversal Local to host Clear the Shelter Day on August 26th

(Vero Beach, Florida) – The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB) is excited to partner with NBCUniversal Local for the annual Clear the Shelter pet adoption event on Saturday, August 26, 2023. 

Each year, this national pet adoption campaign partners with hundreds of animal rescues and shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to help find loving homes for animals in need. Since 2015, the Clear the Shelter Day initiative has helped more than 860,000 pets find their forever home.

In support of this national day of action, the Humane Society of Vero Beach will waive adoption fees for dogs, cats, and all other adoptable animals in our care on August 26th.  Animals will be adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis and adoptions will include: spay/neuter, up-to-date age-appropriate vaccines, a microchip, a take home starter bag, a cardboard carrier (for cats), and a collar and leash (for dogs). 

“Clear the Shelter is a wonderful way for us to connect with more families across our community, said HSVB’s Senior Director of Operations Jennifer Hudick. “We want to see every pet in our shelter in a loving home by the end of the day.”

The event also includes, prizes, give-a-ways, and Kona Ice will supply deliciously, cold icy treats, with proceeds benefiting the animals in the shelter. 

The Clear the Shelter event will take place at the Humane Society, located at 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach, and hours on August 26 will be 10:00 a.m. until the last pet is adopted (or 4:00 p.m.). HSVB will be closed on Friday, August 25th in preparation of this event. Animals available for adoption can be viewed on our website, the week of the event. 

For more information or questions about this Clear the Shelters event, please contact HSVB at 772-388-3331 or visit our website at You can also follow the national efforts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters, #LoveMyPet or in Spanish, #DesocuparLosAlbergues and #AmoAMiMascota. 

HSVB is a non-profit independently operated open door shelter located at 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, Florida. The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is dedicated to helping and protecting the animals of Indian River County and to assisting owners to keep pets in their homes. In addition to adopting homeless animals, HSVB operates a wellness clinic and two thrift stores – one is Vero Beach and one in Sebastian. For more information please visit or call 772.388.3331.

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