Photo Courtesy 24PetShelter.com
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KFI is helping bring awareness to NBC4's #ClearTheShelters event throughout August by featuring a Pet Of The Day for the entire month!
Meet Bug! Bug is a 65 pound, adult, neutered male, white and gray Pit Bull Terrier located at Angel City Pit Bulls rescue. His ID number is 26053638.
Bug is about 3 years old and he LOVES the water, so his full name just might be 'waterbug'! He will never say no to joining you at the nearest lake or dog friendly beach, so if you're the type who likes to be around the water, he might just be the pup for you. He's a sensitive pup at heart who is looking for his forever home.
He's crate-trained, house-trained, micro-chipped and up-to-date all of his routine vaccinations. He's also working on learning new commands and would love to be taught by you!
Last year, NBC4 and Telemundo 52's #ClearTheShelters event helped to find forever homes for 17,000 pets just in Southern California. This helped to ease the pressure on more than 100 overcrowded shelters and rescue groups to enable them to continue their amazing work.
Since 2015, this event has found homes for more than 410,000 pets nationwide! And this year's event is here and runs the entire month of August, so there's plenty of time for you to find your new best friend.
But maybe you're asking, 'How are we able to do this in the age of Covid?'
Well, since shelters and rescues are following safety protocols, most are not allowing in person visits or are are requiring appointments in advance to come in and view pets. BUT, before you get that far, you can start looking and check out which shelters are participating right on the NBC4 site with their virtual map. Just plug in your zip code and the participating shelters near you will show up. They've also partnered with the WeResue app and 24PetWatch which enables you to search adoptable pets, connect with local shelters and submit adoption applications online right from your computer or phone.
NBC4 President and General Manager Steve Carlston says:
“This year presents an increased demand on local animal shelters and families seeking pet companions. NBC4 is committed more than ever to offer the community support and find forever homes for thousands of pets.”
Celia Chavez, President and General Manager at Telemundo 52 said:
“Through the power of technology and to maintain safe social distancing practices, we are proud to bring back the campaign for the sixth year and offer families the opportunity to find their pet and navigate the adoption process with a participating shelter virtually.”
If you can not adopt right now, you can also help by being a foster parent or by donating to the effort to #ClearTheShelters.
CLICK HERE for all the information you need to know about this month-long event!