Nearly 20,000 dogs, cats, other pets find homes during drive

Aug 17, 2015 7:22 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national campaign helped find homes for nearly 20,000 dogs, cats and other potential pets living at animal shelters across the country.

In the Clear the Shelters initiative last weekend, 400 facilities offered free or reduced-cost adoptions or waived pet spay or neuter fees. The effort to clear out the shelters came after litters of unwanted cats and dogs born this spring have filled up space.

Most of the animals adopted were dogs and cats, but there were also rabbits, hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, ferrets, monkeys, donkeys, lizards, cows and pigs.

NBCUniversal and Telemundo stations put on the campaign. NBCUniversal President Valari Staab says the initiative was an example of how everyone can work together to save animal lives and make a difference.

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