TEMPLE, Texas — 6 News is partnering with Temple Animal Services and the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care for the annual Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will be held at Temple Animal Services located at 620 Mama Dog Circle.

The shelter will offer free pet adoptions to those who go through the proper adoption process. Temple Police Department’s Community Oriented Police Services Unit will also be on-site with their snow cone trailer.

Clear the Shelters is a national annual event where thousands of shelters partner with their local NBC and Telemundo stations to offer low or waived adoption fees to help families and individuals adopt a pet. Clear the Shelters has generated more than 256,000 pet adoptions... and counting.

Other shelters across the area offering free or reduced adoptions Saturday include:

  • City of Temple Animal Services
  • LARAS House (Mexia)
  • Coryell County Pet Rescue
  • Bell County Animal Shelter 
  • Humane Society of Central Texas
  • Lampasas Animal Shelter
  • Copperas Cove Animal Shelter
  • Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center

Preteen Miss Five Hills Kaydence Roberts stopped by the studio Thursday to talk about the importance of Clear the Shelters.

Here's a live look at the Clear the Shelters event in in Temple. They have 39 adoptable dogs and 43 adoptable cats. Everyone is free to adopt with approved applications! They’re open until 4 p.m. Saturday.

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