Clear the shelters day 2018

Happy Friday friends! It’s finally the end of the week after what felt like the longest week ever. This weekend is the Air & Water show in Chicago so if you have pups afraid of noise, be sure to check out these helpful tips. This weekend is also Clear the Shelters and I’m hoping hundreds of dogs and cats find their forever homes.

Clear the Shelters is an annual event sponsored by NBC and Telemundo. The day is marked by free adoptions at more than 900 shelters across the US in an effort to reduce the number of animals in their care. Below is a list of all the Chicagoland organizations participating in Clear the Shelters.

Before you get up in arms about how and why a shelter would “give away” pets for free, let me first say it’s proven that these events work. Free adoptions increase the number of adoptions and have no determination in the quality of care the pet receives. Furthermore, another study showed that cats adopted with no fee were equally as loved as those who had an adoption fee.

So, now that we’ve put your fears to bed, here are all the places in Chicago where you can find your next furry BFF.

Anti-Cruelty Society

A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter

A Refuge for Saving Wildlife

CatNap from the Heart

Chicago Animal Care and Control

Cicero Waggin Tails

DuPage County Animal Care & Control

Friendly & Feral Cat Rescue

Heartland Animal Shelter

Help Save Pets

Hinsdale Humane Society

Humane Indiana

Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

Magnificent Mutts and Meows

McHenry County Animal Control

Michiana Humane Society

Naperville Area Humane Society

Orphans of the Storm

PAWS Chicago

North Aurora Adoption Center – Anderson Animal Shelter

South Suburban Humane Society

Spay and Stay

Tails Humane Society

Tree House Humane Society

Wheeling Animal Group Saves

Winnebago County Animal Services

Now go out there and find your new BFF! I’ll be here patiently waiting to see pictures of your puppy/kitty/bird.








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