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Metro Joins Nationwide Clear the Shelter Adoption Weekend

National Adoption Weekend to help combat shelter crowding, find pets new homes


This event has already happened.
Aug 26, 2023 10:30 AM - Aug 27, 2023 05:30 PM


All City Shelters
8920 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112


The Animal Welfare Department (AWD) is partnering with NBCUniversal National Adoption Weekend, Saturday, August 26 through Sunday, August 27, at the Eastside and Westside shelters, and Lucky Paws located in Coronado Mall.

People will be able to meet the pets and talk to an adoption councilor to get assistance in finding the pet that will fit their family. The adoption fee is waived for all pets. Each adoption will include spay or neuter, a microchip, required vaccinations, and one free initial vet visit. For dogs, you will receive one free dog training class. On every adoption, you will receive a gift bag from Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

“This adoption event could not have come at a better time and we are so appreciative of NBCUniversal, Telemundo and Hill’s Pet Nutrition support,” said Carolyn Ortega, Director of Animal Welfare Department. “By adopting this weekend, you’re not only giving a pet a home, but helping keep other pet families together.”

This is the ninth consecutive year NBC and Telemundo owned stations are partnering with affiliate stations and animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and raise funds for animal welfare. Since its inception in 2015, Clear the Shelters has helped more than 860,000 pets find new homes.

 View AWD’s available pets at here.

 About the NBCUniversal Local

NBCUniversal Local is teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters in August 2023, a nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign that helps find loving homes for animals in need. More than 860K pets have found their forever homes since 2015. Visit at Clear The Shelters  for more information.

Hill's Pet Nutrition, a global leader in science-based pet nutrition, is returning as the lead national sponsor for a sixth year in a row. Hill’s will be at Northeast Animal Shelter giving out samples and vet advice during the activation.


Metro Joins Nationwide Clear the Shelter Adoption Weekend

Albuquerque Animal Welfare reminds you to always spay or neuter your pets.


Desiree Cawley
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)