Pasadena Humane Joins NBC4 and Telemundo 52’s Clear the Shelters Pet Adoption & Donation Campaign

PASADENA, Calif. (August 8, 2023) – – Pasadena Humane is participating in NBC4 and Telemundo 52’s annual pet adoption and donation campaign, Clear the Shelters, during the month of August. As part of the campaign, the shelter will host a free “Clear the Shelters” adoption day on Saturday, August 19, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Adoption fees will be waived for all available animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pocket pets, and reptiles. The shelter is located at 361 S. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.

Since its inception in 2015, the NBC4 and Telemundo 52’s Clear the Shelters campaign has helped more than 98,000 pets find new homes in Southern California. Nationally, more than 860,000 have been adopted over eight Clear the Shelters campaigns.  The 2022 campaign established a new single-year record with more than 161,000 adoptions, while also raising more than $540,000. Nearly 1,400 animal shelters and rescues covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam participated in last year’s campaign. NBC/Universal’s Clear the Shelters campaign runs from August 1 – 31.

Sixty animals found their adoptive homes at Pasadena Humane’s Clear the Shelters free adoption day in 2022, and shelter officials are hopeful that their 2023 effort will result in even more. “It’s been an especially busy summer with a high number of animals entering the shelter,” said Dia DuVernet, President & CEO of Pasadena Humane. “With so many dogs, cats and critters to choose from, there are so many options to add a new four-legged family member to your home.”

The shelter has had two highly successful free adoption days this summer, resulting in over 200 adoptions. Potential adopters are encouraged to preview available pets at

Pasadena Humane will also benefit from the Clear the Shelters Fund, an online donation portal specifically set up for the event. Online donations can be made during the campaign at  

All dogs and cats adopted from Pasadena Humane are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received age-appropriate vaccines. New adopters will receive a complimentary wellness exam with a partner veterinarian and a packet filled with information about how to care for their pet. 

Residents of Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Monrovia, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena will need to purchase a license for dogs over 4 months at the time of adoption. Licensing fees vary by city. Bradbury also requires a pet license for cats.  

The event is open to residents of any city looking to adopt a pet. Regular adoption screening applies. Free onsite parking is available. Overflow parking is available at Del Mar Station for a fee.  

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