BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- The SPCA of Westchester announced this week that it is teaming up with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47 NBCUniversal-owned stations' Clear the Shelters second annual nationwide pet adoption drive, on Saturday, July 23.
The SPCA will offer the public no-cost or reduced-fee adoptions that day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year's event resulted in nearly 20,000 pets finding new homes through the unprecedented partnership between the NBCUniversal-owned stations and hundreds of animal shelters across the country.
"We are so grateful for the amount of visibility NBC has brought to the Clear the Shelters initiative and for advancing our animal welfare mission by leaps and bounds," said Shannon Laukhuf, SPCA executive director. "Millions of viewers will learn of the advantages of opening their hearts and homes to shelter animals in need of a second chance."
All animals adopted through the SPCA have been examined by a vet, been spayed or neutered, gotten all age-appropriate vaccinations, and been microchipped.
Last year, the SPCA found homes for more than 1,500 dogs and cats, many of whom would have been euthanized due to lack of space in other shelters. During this special event, there will be over 100 animals at the shelter hoping to find new homes.
Potential adopters are encouraged to submit an application to the SPCA in advance, by visiting spca914.org, where you can also view some of the animals that will potentially be available during the event. Walk-ins are welcome that day as well, but applicants should read the SPCA's adoption process and requirements online in advance.
The shelter is located at 590 North State Rd., in Briarcliff Manor.