Long Beach
Animal Care Services

P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village
7700 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

animalcare@longbeach.gov
8/17/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 081522
Subject:
Long Beach Animal Care Services Joins NBCUniversal Local’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ Pet Adoption and Donation Campaign This August
Monthlong Event Promotes Pet Adoption and Animal Welfare
Contact:
Megan Ignacio
562.570.3094
Megan.Ignacio@longbeach.gov
Community Outreach Coordinator
Long Beach Animal Care Services, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




Long Beach, CA – Long BeachAnimal Care Services (LBACS) has joined NBCUniversal Local’s 2022 Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign, taking place through Aug. 31, 2022, holding adoption specials throughout the month and encouraging residents to get involved.

“Events like this offer an opportunity for our community to support animal welfare by adopting, fostering or making a donation,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are proud to partner with NBCUniversal and participate in this important campaign.” 

To encourage the responsible, mindful adoption of animals in need of a home, LBACS is offering adoption specials including $25 adoption fees for adult animals 7 months and older and no adoption fees for long-term-stay animals (over 90 days) and bunnies. Those interested in adopting can visit LBACS (7700 E. Spring St.) Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Potential adopters can also search for adoptable pets in the shelter by breed, gender and size, then apply online. Residents can also get involved by making a monetary donation, fostering, volunteeringdonating supplies, and spreading the word about adoptable animals on social media at InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

“Clear The Shelters is not just about emptying the shelters. It is about how animals make us feel better and how their companionship improves our lives. Many people feel like they are missing a piece within themselves, but doesn't everybody deserve to unlock that extra layer of compassion by building a special bond with their pet? That is what you can get by adopting a shelter animal and saving a life,” said Staycee Dains, LBACS Bureau Manager.

This is the eighth consecutive year NBC and Telemundo-owned stations are partnering with affiliate stations, animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and help raise funds to support animal welfare. Since its inception in 2015, Clear The Shelters has helped more than 700,000 pets find new homes.

“We are pleased to present our eighth annual Clear The Shelters campaign to help shelters and rescues across the nation with their critical work of finding loving homes for the animals under their care and inviting communities to donate funds to support their work,” said Valari Staab, Chairman of NBCUniversal Local.

LBACS is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. For more information, visit longbeach.gov/acs.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Animal Care Services
Long Beach Animal Care Services ensures “Compassion Saves” by supporting the people and animals of our community through outreach, education, guidance, and support services. They protect shelter animals by creating an environment of care through enrichment and innovative programs.

About Clear The Shelters 
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign 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 700,000 pets finding new homes.

Visit ClearTheShelters.com and DesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information.