Pet Adoptions Pour in During Clear the Shelters in Chicago Area

As shelters opened across the Chicago area Saturday, hopeful families lined up in anticipation and the first adoptions began! NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago teamed up with animal shelters to waive adoption fees and help pets 6 months and older find forever homes. The pet adoption initiative known as "Clear the Shelters" was scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Rebecca Sanders y Justin Johnson
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Savannah was in a shelter for a YEAR, but she got a new home today!
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After 11 months at Anti-Cruelty Society, Lola is going home!
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This is what it's all about!
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Sasha Grey was adopted at Help Save Pets in Old Town!
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This is Adriana. She just adopted a 2-year-old poodle, her family’s first dog. They are still searching for names for their new fur baby.
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This pooch was adopted at the Tails Humane Society.
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Hoss, from Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook, is going home with Daniela, Tomasa and Rafael Chihuahua of Prospect Heights. They decided to adopt Hoss because he looked a lot like their previous dog who passed away a month ago today.
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The Hammersmiths of Elwood adopt two kittens at DuPage County Animal Care & Control
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The Hinsdale Humane Society found homes for 22 animals today!
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Kris and Becky just adopted a dog from Tails Humane Society in DeKalb. Name TBD. The dog on the leash is their dog Belle who came to meet her new sister.
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The Autry family just adopted Bear.
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Anti-Cruelty Society Chicago
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The McCall Family just Adopted “Fern” at Tails Humane Society in DeKalb.
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Decisions, Decisions: NBC 5's Dick Johnson meets families at Hinsdale Humane Society who contemplate adding a new family member.
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Cosmo and his new parents at Magnificent Mutts and Meows Rescue!
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“Francesca” from DuPage County Animal Care & Control has a new home!
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Meet Chopper and his new owner! Chopper is a Great Dane and a Lab mix from the Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue.
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Cooper at the Naperville Humane Society just found a new home!
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Hinsdale Humane society
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November the cat!
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Andrew and Heather holding litter mates they’re considering adopting from Catnap From the Heart. “They’re so snuggly,” says Andrew.
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NBC 5's Regina Waldroup poses with Chicago resident Bethy who lives in a senior citizen building. She said it's been years since she has owned a dog and says she's wanted a dog like Joey for a long time. "I’m sooo happy," she said.
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Tails Humane Society
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A Chicago-area woman looks mesmerized by her new adopted Paws pet.
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Blizzard was adopted today from Help Save Pets - Chicago!
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Anti-Cruelty Society Chicago
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Naperville Humane Society
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Adriana is from Cicero. Her family just adopted their first dog. His name is Buster. They chose him because he is small and sweet. She says her kids already adore him!
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Hinsdale Humane society
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The Chamberlain family wants to adopt a dog and this might be their match.
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A double adoption! Mr. Hill and Faith, father and daughter, get a new home together.
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Meet Abby the lab puppy from the Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue and her new parents.
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Naperville Humane Society
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The Moncada family just adopted Chester at Orphans of the Storm.
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Jake decided to get not one, but two, from CatNap From the Heart.
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Kimberley Buckhalter is from Chicago. She just adopted a kitten from Waggin Tails in Cicero. For now, it’s name is Benny. She says the family is in love
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Mariza Pena, Victor Pena and Veronica Pena adopted 3 1/2 month-old David.
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Families anxiously wait to find new members for their furmily at Waggin Tails in Cicero.
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The line as the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago prepares to open.
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Adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.
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This is Claire! I’m a very cute 4-year-old catahoula mix. Come and me at me at Orphans of the Storm.
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Bill from the Naperville Humane Society has a new family.
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Theresa Hankner just adopted Toby.
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Depersio family just adopted a girl from Orphans of the Storm! Her name is Eddie.
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Naperville Humane Society
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A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife
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Looks like Joey found his new partner-in-crime and a forever home!
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My name is Beau. I am a super friendly 7-year-old English setter. Come and meet me at Orphans of the Storm.
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Hinsdale Humane society
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This is buster, a super friendly mountain cut mix. He is 6 years old. Come and meet him at Orphans of the Storm.
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Craig from Carol Stream adopted "Gus" at DuPage County Animal Services!
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The line as the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago prepares to open.
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The line as the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago prepares to open.
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Hinsdale Humane society
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Naperville Humane Society
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The line as the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago prepares to open.
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The line as the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago prepares to open.
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Hinsdale Humane society
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A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife
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Naperville Humane Society
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The line as Waggin Tails in Cicero prepares to open.
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NBC 5's Dick Johnson and Lauren Petty meet families in the Hinsdale Humane Society, ready to adopt.
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Diana from Lemont checking out the adorable puppy Finnegan at Hinsdale.
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Erin McMurtrie said she's thinking of adopting this little fellow.
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This beautiful cat is waiting for a new companion and a home.
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Check out the line outside of PAWS as of noon Saturday!
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Karen and Charlene get to know "Booth" for a possible adoption at DuPage Co Animal Services.
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Mark Hairston with 1-year-old Hannah at PAWS Chicago
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This pooch was adopted at the Tails Humane Society.
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