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Clear the Shelters: National FREE Adoption Event at the Humane Society of Berks County

Aug 14, 2018 • by Humane Pennsylvania
Free Adoption Event

Reading, PA – We are happy to announce that in support of our mission to empower people in our communities to increase their capacity to care for animals so that all animals are healthy, safe, and treated humanely – we will be participating in this year’s Clear the Shelters event. In partnership with NBC10 and with the support of Redner’s Markets, we will be offering a FREE adoption day at the Humane Society of Berks County, Saturday, August 18, 2018.

NBC Philadelphia/Telemundo 62 is promoting this event as a day where participating shelters and rescues WAIVE ADOPTION FEES.

As stated by founding partner, NBC10…

“In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, which aims to bring awareness to the nation’s animal-homelessness crisis, we’d like to remind you that on August 18, 2018 NBC and Telemundo stations across the country will team up with hundreds of shelters nationwide for the fourth annual Clear the Shelters animal adoption event.”

This FREE adoption day provides families with the ability to welcome a new furry friend into their home without needing to pay the standard adoption fee. Throughout the event, families can view, select, and meet-and-greet with any animals; dogs, cats, and critters they’d like, that are available for adoption.

Waived Adoption Fees Include:

Humane Pennsylvania’s Thirty Day Adoption Health SupplementSpaying or Neutering (prior to adoption)Vaccinations (including current rabies vaccination) and de-worming medicationFlea TreatmentMicrochipping and chip registrationFree 2 lb. bag of Science Diet Pet Food (dogs) or free 1 lb. bag of Science Diet Pet Food. Science Diet partners with Humane Pennsylvania to provide great nutrition to all cats in our shelters.

Adoption Hours:

Saturday         10am – 4:30pm

We encourage you to cover our Clear the Shelters, FREE adoption event at The Humane Society of Berks County, Saturday, August 18, 2018. The Humane Society of Berks County is located at 1801 N. 11th Street in Reading, PA 19604.

INFO: Visit to access more information about Clear the Shelters™, including the full list of local participating animal shelters.

ADOPTION TRACKER: A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” – posted on – will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets.

SOCIAL: Use the hashtags #CleartheShelters and #DesocuparlosAlbergues to follow the effort on social media. 

For more information about NBC and Telemundo stations’ pet adoption campaign, visit To access information in Spanish, please visit and follow #DesocuparlosAlbergues.

Clear the Shelters™ is an initiative spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Clear the Shelters™ is sponsored nationally by Cat’s Pride and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

To view the available animals for adoption, visit or meet the animals at the shelter, in-person, during scheduled operating hours. For more information about the free adoption event, please call 610-921-2348 or email: [email protected].

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