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Chicago-area shelters participating in 2023 Clear the Shelters

Digging around for a paw-some opportunity to meet some furry friends? Adopt a pet in this year’s Clear the Shelters event throughout the month of August.

The month-long program is the purr-fect opportunity to grow your family, as many shelters are experiencing a summer surge of new pets for various reasons. The influx of numbers can result in euthanization due to the lack of space in the shelters, so help us save pet lives this summer.

Many shelters participating in the campaign are offering cost-effective ways to adopt by waiving some of their fees. Stick around to see where you can start your search for a new pet.

Clear the Shelters is an annual campaign to save shelter animals across the country. Since the event started in 2015, over 860,000 pets have found their forever homes. This year’s goal is to surpass the one million pets adopted mark. 

The Clear the Shelters event runs all month long, Aug. 1 – Aug. 31. Check with your local shelter for their hours of operation and adoption procedures. For more information and to see shelters participating in the 2023 Clear the Shelters event, click here.