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SPCA In Briarcliff Sponsors Clear The Shelter Day

These kittens will be up for adoption Saturday during Clear the Shelter Day. Photo Credit: Contributed
This dog hopes to be adopted on Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIARCLIFF MANOR -- The SPCA of Westchester will host an adoption event on Saturday, waiving all adoption fees in hopes that more families will come out that day to adopt a shelter dog, cat, puppy or kitten in need of a loving home.

Clear the Shelter Day, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is part of a national initiative spearheaded by NBC Universal, which is pairing local affiliate television stations with participating animal shelters across the country to find new homes for homeless pets.

“The SPCA of Westchester is so pleased to be participating in Clear the Shelters,” said Shannon Laukhuf, executive director. “Finding homes for abused and abandoned animals is and has been our mission since our founding. We’re proud to be a part of this national event to shine a light on the need for people to adopt shelter cats and dogs, who through no fault of their own, need a second chance at a happy life.”

According to NBC, Clear the Shelter Day was initiated last year in the Dallas-Fort Worth market as a partnership between NBC Universal and dozens of North Texas animal shelters. The day resulted in the adoption of more than 2,200 homeless animals, the most adopted in one day in north Texas.

The approval process will be the same as any other day to ensure all animals get adopted into qualified homes. Potential adopters are encouraged to submit an application in advance, although this isn’t required in order to adopt that day.

All animals adopted through the SPCA of Westchester come spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccines and include a free veterinarian checkup within 30 days with a participating veterinarian.

To view all the animals at the SPCA of Westchester that will be available during this special event, log on to or for more information.

The SPCA of Westchester is at 590 N. State Road in Briarcliff Manor.

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