People Magazine – Clear The Shelters Saves 167 Shelter Pets With Rescue Flight to Kick Off 2021 Adoption Campaign

Clear the shelter 2021

Clear the Shelters is ready to help thousands of pets find homes once again.

The annual adoption campaign presented by NBCUniversal is back for its seventh consecutive year. For 2021, Clear the Shelters is partnering with more than 1,000 animal rescues to promote pet adoptions from Aug. 23 through Sept. 19 on NBC and Telemundo-owned and affiliated stations. The campaign is also working with Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site to host a fundraiser for shelters nationwide.

On Monday morning, volunteers loaded sixty-eight dogs and 99 cats onto a plane in New Orleans. The pet passengers then enjoyed a short flight to the Northeast. The plane stopped in Morristown, New Jersey first, to drop off 65 dogs. Representatives from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center happily received the canines and safely transferred them to their rescue.

Animal lover and New Amsterdam star Ryan Eggold, who served as the celebrity spokesperson for last year’s Clear The Shelters campaign, was on the ground in Morristown as well and helped St. Hubert’s transfer the pets.

“I’m a huge supporter of Clear The Shelters just because I think rescue dogs, rescue cats, rescue animals, are the best. They’re so full of love, they’re so kind, and I think it really means something, you know, to be rescued from a shelter and give them a great home, and they just love you to death. I rescued a pit named Jody, and she’s just my best friend. She’s the greatest dog in the world, so I think everybody should do it,” Eggold said of why Clear the Shelters is important to him.

Those unable to adopt a pet, but still interested in helping animals, can support the life-saving work of Clear the Shelters’ rescue partners at

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