Local Participating Shelters
Prince the Pigeon: Her Beak Was Broken But Not Her Spirit
The baby pigeon with a broken beak was found in April, barely 3 weeks old and about to be euthanized.
Instead the vet technician got in touch with Elizabeth Young at Palomacy, a rescue organization for pigeons and doves in San Francisco. It had somehow survived after being attacked by an animal, though its wounds were infected and its beak was split. It had been living on the ground at a gas station, fed by its parents despite its injuries.
Memorable Moments From #ClearTheShelters
It was her ears!
Mandy Rickman fell in love with a 4-month-old puppy when she stopped by an animal shelter in rural Maryland during NBC's second annual Clear the Shelters drive on Saturday.
45K Pets Find Homes Through Clear the Shelters
Tilda the pug terrier mix, Charizard the iguana, Rose the Huskie and more than 20,000 other animals found new homes on Saturday as NBC’s pet adoption drive emptied shelters across the country.
Charizard the Iguana and Other Unusual Pets Find Homes
Parrie Henderson-O'Keefe's son Peirman has a surprise waiting for him for his 16th birthday: an iguana named after a rare Pokemon character that he met at an animal shelter in Washington, D.C.
He took to the 2-year-old iguana, Charizard, as soon as he saw her at the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League on Thursday, scratching her neck as she shed an old layer of skin. She crawled onto his shoulder when he picked her up.
#ClearTheShelters: Join the Social Conversation
Hundreds of animal shelters are partnering with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo to help find loving homes for deserving animals as part of the second nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption event. Use #ClearTheShelters to join the conversation on social media!
What If It's Not Working Out With Your Shelter Pet?
Is the pet you picked up from the shelter having trouble adjusting at home?
Don't worry, you're not alone.
Clear the Shelters: Watch Live
Rescue Dogs Feel Love for the 1st Time
Lester Holt Talks Clear the Shelters
"There's nothing more loving than a rescue dog."
Those are the words of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt, who sat down with Corey Price of the Irving Animal Shelter in North Texas ahead of the third annual Clear the Shelters adoption drive. The event started in North Texas in 2014 and expanded nationally in 2015.
Terrified Pups Learn to Trust