Clear The Shelters helps find homes for thousands of animals

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – During WAVY-TV 10’s initiative of Clear The Shelters, forever homes have been found for nearly 2,000 animals.

For weeks, 10 On Your Side has worked with 14 area shelters with the goal of finding homes for every animals. Saturday was the big day with some participating shelters waiving adoption fees or offering incentives for adoptions.

At one point, the Portsmouth Humane Society was reporting that they were only down to three dogs and 12 cats. They finished the day with 47 adoptions. According to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, they had 27 adoptions, which is a record for them.

It takes many hours to make sure these animals are ready to be adopted out.

“A lot of hard work, being here early in the morning until as late as a I can stay, cleaning the cages, anything I can do to help them though,” says Abbie, a high school volunteer at the Portsmouth Humane Society.

The end result saw close to 300 animals being adopted on Saturday.

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