Clear the Shelters August 2020

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Visit ClearTheShelters.comTo Find Out How You Can Adopt A Pet Virtually Or Donate Online To Help A Shelter Near You

MARYVILLE, TN(July 24, 2020) – Maryville Alcoa Animal Rescue Center has joined NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters™ 2020 pet adoption campaign. To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, this year’s initiative will run from August 1 through August 31, feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues. This is the sixth consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations present their popular pet adoption campaign to communities nationwide in partnership with affiliate stations and shelters/rescues. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than 410,00 pets find new homes. Visit for more information.


Here at MAARC we are excited to join the Clear the Shelters campaign this year. With the Covid outbreak adoptions and donations are down for shelters across the nation. We hope this will help raise awareness to the need of continued support for your local shelters and rescue groups. As an added incentive to adopt a shelter dog or cat we are lowering our adoption fees to $25 for cats and $55 for dogs throughout the month of August.” ~ Jennifer Eanes, MAARC Executive Director


This year’s Clear The Shelters’ “Adopt & Donate” campaign features returning partners WeRescue and, and new partner 24PetWatch. Users can use the WeRescue iOS app to locate adoptable pets near their zip code, submit their pet adoption applications through shelters’ websites, and ask questions directly to shelters. Individuals who are interested in donating to a shelter/rescue, please visit’s Clear The Shelters donation site Also, 24PetWatch is enabling shelters to increase their exposure through, a free website providing a full list of participating shelters and their adoptable pets along with a link to contact them.


Donations through the following link will be matched by the Greater Good now through August 9. This is the best time to make a big impact!!/donation/checkout?designation=144746


Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.


About Maryville Alcoa Animal Rescue Center

Maryville / Alcoa Animal Rescue Center, (MAARC) is an all volunteer animal rescue group. Our mission is to rescue animals in danger of being euthanized in our local shelter, with a purpose of creating a safe, no kill community and eventually advancing animal welfare for animals in surrounding county shelters or beyond.

About Clear The Shelters

Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), plus affiliated stations partner with local animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ 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, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 410,000 pets finding new homes. Visit, for more information.


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