Oakland Animal Services invites you to help “Clear the Shelter” on Saturday, August 15. The Clear the Shelters effort, part of a national initiative spearheaded by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, pairs local television stations with animal shelters across the country to find new homes for homeless pets. On this national day of action, OAS will offer fee-waived adoptions and extended hours from 10 am to 6 pm.
Adoption events like this are particularly important because OAS is at 200% capacity with its animal population.
“There are thousands of animals sitting in shelters across the Bay Area right now waiting for families to rescue them. We’re proud to be working with numerous shelters across the Bay Area to help ‘Clear the Shelters’ and help find these animals permanent, loving homes,” said Rich Cerussi, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48.
For more information about the national pet adoption drive, visit www.ClearTheShelters.com. You can also follow the effort on Facebook by visiting NBC Bay Area’s Facebook page at facebook.com/NBCBayArea or Telemundo 48’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Telemundo.48. Follow all the adoptions happening throughout the day through social media hashtag #CleartheShelters @NBCBayArea.
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For the month of August, OAS is offering free adoptions to help our long-term residents find homes. Bring your family and come visit! Standard adoption procedures apply. Animals who qualify for free adoptions include:
All adult cats (over one year old) such as Raya.
All chihuahuas, including Surfer.
Dogs who have been at the shelter for more than four weeks, like Triscuit.
Oakland residents adopting dogs over four months old must purchase a dog license at the time of adoption.
We have some special long-term rabbits at the shelter who are looking for homes. The adoption fee has been waived for these rabbits and they come with a fabulous gift basket full of herbivore goodies! Please bring all household members to meet your new companion.
UPDATE: House Rabbit Society has taken Sugar into their program! Thank you, HRS! If you’re interested in Sugar, please visit him there.
First up is Sugar, who has been waiting at the shelter since August 2011 for his home. Being a white bunny with red eyes has left Sugar overlooked and unwanted. Bunnies are prey animals, and he is known to shy away at first. His new family will have to sit with him and be patient and he will soon find comfort in you. If you have a bunny at home that needs a friend, let’s set him/her up on a date with Sugar!
Next are Thelma and Louise, a mom and daughter pair. They love to race with each other and play hide and seek in cardboard boxes. Adopting a pair means they will keep each other company during the day when you are at work or school.