Animal Friends of the Valleys, Canyon Lake’s local animal shelter, is calling on the public to help clear its shelter by adopting a pet tomorrow, Aug. 18, for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive. The shelter is lowering its pet adoption fees for this one-day event.
NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with Animal Friends of the Valleys and hundreds of other shelters across the country to host the 4th annual Clear the Shelters to help find loving homes for animals in need.
Clear the Shelters began in 2015. More than 18,000 adoptions were recorded by 400 participating shelters and rescues from across the country. In 2016, roughly 700 shelters and rescues participated and over 50,000 animals were adopted. Last year’s event was highly successful with more than 80,000 animals adopted from 1,000 shelters in the United States and Puerto Rico
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 1.5 million animals are euthanized each year due to overcrowding. “Every single pet that is adopted frees shelter staff up to work with and prepare the next pet for potential adoption,” said Kenny Lamberti, director of strategic engagement and companion animals for the Humane Society.
Animal Friends of the Valleys, 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, offers animals for adoption year round and provides a wide variety of animal services including animal control, rescue, foster care, spay, neuter and immunizations to Southwest Riverside County and the cities of Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee, Murrieta and Temecula. For more information, call 951-674-0618 or visit animalfriendsofthevalleys.com.