AFV to hold ‘Clear the Shelter’ event tomorrow


NBC4 Southern California/KNBC and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles/KVEA will partner with Animal Friends of the Valleys along with more than 55 other animal shelters in hundreds of cities and communities throughout Southern California for its annual “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption campaign tomorrow, July 23.

This year’s “Clear the Shelters” event comes after last year’s highly successful inaugural effort, which resulted in more than 2,500 pets finding new homes.

NBC4 and Telemundo 52, along with several anchors and reporters, will visit select shelters to celebrate with those who adopt.  Additionally, local sponsor, VCA Animal Hospitals, will have their expert veterinarians and healthcare teams on-site, and all pets adopted during the event will receive a limited health guarantee and a gift bag filled with pet essentials.

Animal Friends of the Valleys, located at 33751 Mission Trail in Wildomar, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the day of the event.

“We are very hopeful that the entire community will find it in their hearts to come forward and adopt one of our great homeless pets and give them a loving home,” says AFV Executive Director Willa Bagwell. “Let’s clear the shelter!”

NBC4 President and General Manager Steve Carlston says, “I’m proud that our stations are working with AFV and so many local animal shelters throughout the Southland to help rescue thousands of animals. This initiative supports an important community cause and mobilizes millions of people who can give a forever home to an animal from a neighborhood shelter.”

Animal friends of the Valleys 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 Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Wildomar, Menifee, Murrieta and Temecula. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, call 951-674-0618 or visit www.animalfriendsof