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Animal Care & Control General Updates

Posted on: August 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Clear the Shelters Adoption Event

Clear the Shelters


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PHOENIX, AZ– (August 1, 2023) – Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) has joined NBCUniversal and Telemundo’s annual Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign. The monthlong initiative aims to promote animal welfare and since it’s inception in 2015, Clear the Shelters has helped more than 860,000 pets find new homes. At MCACC, adoption fees will be waived for all dogs 6 months and older from August 7th-13th and August 21st-27th

This is the ninth consecutive year NBC and Telemundo owned stations are partnering with affiliate stations and animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and raise funds for animal welfare. 

“We are excited to bring back Clear the Shelters, which is a wonderful campaign to promote animal welfare and help us get more animals into their forever homes,” said Kim Powell, MCACC’s Communications Officer. “Our shelter has been operating beyond our capacity and we are confident the Clear the Shelters event will help us tremendously.”  

If now is not the right time to adopt, there are many other ways to help MCACC, including fostering, volunteering, and donating. 

The 2023 Clear The Shelters will again feature online donations through Greater Good Charities, a global nonprofit and longtime campaign partner, which will host the fundraising campaign, built courtesy of Fundraise Up, an online donation platform that helps nonprofits grow revenue. Donors have the option to cover transaction fees with their donation so that 100% goes directly to the shelter or rescue of their choice. Online donations can be made during the campaign at  

For more on Clear The Shelters, including participating animal shelters and rescues, along with details on local events, visit and the Spanish-language site

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About Clear The Shelters
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is 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 promote pet adoption and raise needed funds. 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, Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 860,000 pet adoptions. Visit and for more information.   

About MCACC 

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is a municipal animal shelter committed to finding positive outcomes for lost, stray, surrendered dogs in Maricopa County. 



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