NBC12 works to #ClearTheShelters today

Clear the Shelters

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 is teaming up with TV stations across the nation to find every shelter pet a home. The mission to #ClearTheShelters will take place on Saturday, July 23. The station was part of the Clear The Shelters initiative in 2015 that helped close to 20,000 pets find homes.

Our goal is to help the homeless pets of Central Virginia find their forever homes.

To find local shelters that are part of the nationwide event, check out this list:

  • The Richmond SPCA is waiving the entire adoption fee on Saturday for every animal adopted. The pets will all go home microchipped, spayed or neutered and up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations. Adopters also qualify to become clients of their low-cost Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital.
  • The Richmond Animal League will offer adoptions for a reduced cost of $10, with the exception of puppies under 6-months-old. All of the pets come Microchipped, Spayed or Neutered, and up to date on vaccinations.
  • The Chesterfield County Animal Shelter is waiving the adoption fee for dogs and cats. All pets will be spayed or neutered, have up to date rabies vaccinations, and all dogs will be microchipped.
  • The Goochland County Animal Protection Shelter will waive the $25 adoption fee. Some animals are already spayed or neutered but if not they require the person who adopts to get that done within 30 days.If the animal is under 6 months it has to be done by the time it reaches 6 months. All their dogs are tested for heartworms and given the distemper and rabies vaccine.
  • Richmond Animal Care and Control will be doing $20 adoptions. Cats and kittens will be 2 for 1. All adoptions include spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines, microchip and a goodie bag!
  • The Henrico County Police Animal Shelter will waive the pet adoption fee. However, the new owner will still be required to spay/neuter and the rabies vaccine the pet at their own expense.


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