Shelters across the United States participated in “Operation Clear the Shelters” during the month of August. A New York rescue took the opportunity to promote adoptions of dogs that have been around longer than others.
Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) has waived adoption fees for all dogs over 45 pounds through August 31. New dog parents have to pay $8.50 for dog license fees – a small price for a forever friend.
Getting pups into forever homes
On their TikTok, the New York shelter urged users to get a deal on their “new furry best friend” before the deal ends. The shelter is trying to rehome the dogs that have been there the longest, incentivizing their adoption by waiving their fees, NewsWeek reported. Talk about smart promotion. The video, which shows dogs waiting to be adopted, begins with the message: “Been here a while. Look at me first.
@nycacc All ACC dogs over 45lbs will be part of “Clear the Shelters” and have their adoption fees waived until August 31st! The fee waiver does not cover the NYC dog license fee of $8.50. Visit our sites during adoption hours from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., or visit nycacc.app to browse all available dogs to find your new best friend! #nycacc #nyc #boroughbred #nycevents #nycfreeevents #shelterdogs #rescuedogs #adoptabledogs ♬ love in the dark – favsoundds
Katy Hansen, director of marketing and communications at ACC, told Newsweek that some of their charges have been at the shelter for more than 200 days. Naturally, they are desperately trying to relocate as many as possible to make room for the new arrivals.
“It’s a problem across the country right now and it’s been on the rise since the start of the year, adoptions have gone down, but animals are surrendering or keeping [sic] ongoing,” Hansen said.
About Clearing the Vaults
Every year, through Clear the Shelters, NBC and Telemundo stations nationwide partner with shelters and rescues — more than 1,300 organizations last year — to help find homes for pets. . The campaign has helped more than 700,000 pets find forever homes since the national program launched in 2015.
During the month of the campaign, donations can be made online to participating shelters and rescues through the Clear the Shelters Fund. Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site cover all transaction fees. By doing this, 100% of donations go directly to shelters and rescues. A news station reported Aug. 31 that 413 animals were adopted from participating shelters and rescue groups during the month. Well done!