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Berks ARL Joins NBCUniversal Local’s ‘Clear The Shelters’ Campaign

by Animal Rescue League of Berks County

Aug 26, 2022


The Animal Rescue League (ARL) has joined NBCUniversal Local’s 2022 Clear The Shelters pet adoption on August 27, 2022. This is the eighth consecutive year NBC and Telemundo-owned stations are partnering with affiliate stations and animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and help raise funds to support animal welfare. Since its inception in 2015, Clear The Shelters has helped more than 700,000 pets find new homes.

During the event, all cats and dogs over 6 months of age will be free to adopt. All adopters must go through the ARL’s regular procedures to adopt, including the completion of an adoption profile and speaking with an adoption counselor to ensure that the pet they select is a good match for their home, family, and lifestyle.

Adopters are encouraged to bring their family members to meet their new pet at the time of adoption and to bring their dogs from home for a meet and greets with other dogs at the shelter. Dog adopters will also want to bring cash or a check for a $7 dog license, which is required at the time of adoption under PA law. Adopters will also want to bring a cat carrier (or they can purchase one from the ARL for $5) and a dog collar and leash (or they can purchase one from the ARL).


The ARL will be open on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (the waitlist closes at 4:30 PM); no appointments are necessary. A virtual “line” is set up at where guests can check in when they arrive at the shelter. The registration will open at 9:00 AM. All guests will be able to check their place in line and be notified by text when it’s their turn to work with an adoption counselor. At this time, masks are encouraged.

To view the animals available for adoption, please visit

For more information on the 2022 Clear The Shelters, including participating shelters and rescues, along with details on local events and activities, visit and the Spanish-language website Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

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