Clear the Shelters

NBCUniversal owned television stations’ fifth annual Clear the Shelters initiative is being held on Saturday, August 17th. Clear the Shelters is a community-driven, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is dedicated to placing animal lovers with their perfect pet. NBC is teaming up Heartland Animal Shelter to offer potential pet parents waived or reduced adoption fees for one adorable afternoon.

Visit Heartland on Saturday, August 17th to meet some of our nearly 100 cats and dogs! All animals over six months old will have their adoption fees either waived or discounted. Come in to meet all of our special cats and dogs just waiting to find loving homes and find out what adoption special your future pet has available! All of our animals are vetted ahead of adoption including spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, etc. We will also be giving away goody bags to approved adopters at the time of adoption, and will have representatives from local pet food and supply stores at the event available to talk to you about your future family member’s needs.

Heartland’s normal adoption process and procedures will be upheld during this event so be sure to visit our adoption page for complete information on the requirements to adopt. Please note that WE DO NOT DO SAME-DAY ADOPTIONS and Clear the Shelters is no exception! Fees will be waived or discounted for applications put in on a cat or dog during Clear the Shelters, but applications will be reviewed for approval following the event and animals will then be sent home between August 18th and 31st. All adoption applications will be considered and multiple applications will be taken on animals, so visit us anytime between 1:00-5:00pm!

To make your visit to Heartland a super success on August 17th, consider submitting a dog or cat adoption application online ahead of the event! While applications submitted for a specific animal prior to the event will not qualify for the promotion, having a general application on file in advance will make your visit to the shelter quicker and smoother. All visitors will be required to fill out an application before meeting our adoptable animals.

Be sure to bring a government-issued form of identification, as well as all (human) members of your family to the event as we do want them each to meet your future companion!

Have questions about Clear the Shelters or our adoption process? Email us!