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Posted on: August 10, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Clear the Shelter

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July 31, 2015

Contact: Sgt. Karl Bailey, 972.287.6838,

One Day Only—Seagoville Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fee
Clear the Shelters Campaign Scheduled for Aug.15

(Seagoville, TEXAS) —Seagoville Animal Shelter believes every shelter animal will find its dream home during this year’s Clear the Shelters event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 15.

The idea hatched in 2014 when shelters representatives across North Texas gathered to discuss participating in a unified campaign. Within a few weeks, 38 area shelters joined, and NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 agreed to serve as media partners. Last year’s effort turned into the largest adoption event in North Texas history.

This year, the event has a national presence. NBC 5 and Telemundo 39’s parent company, NBCUniversal, which owns stations across the country, expanded the effort to other cities. Currently, more than 300 shelters have signed up to participate.

“We adopted two precious kittens! Noelle was a wonderful to work with. The volunteers and staff are so caring and compassionate about the animals.” – Happy Adopter

The 2014 inaugural campaign vastly exceeded expectations. In all, 35 animals were adopted in Seagoville Animal Shelter and 2,273 throughout North Texas.

“Last year’s Empty the Shelter event was a great success! We look forward to another great event for 2015!” – Sgt. Karl Bailey, Animal Services Manager.

Sgt. Bailey adds there’s a match for everyone. From puppies and kittens to snuggly adult dogs and cats, a wide variety of loving animals long for a home and a number of people long for companionship.

Visit the Seagoville Animal Shelter at 1330 E. Malloy Bridge Rd. or go to for a full list of participating shelters and detailed information. Hours may vary among shelters and other fees may apply. ASPCA also is a sponsor.

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