Clear the Shelters 2016: Pets Find New Homes in the Chicago Area

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Chris Coffey
Animal shelters across the Chicago area waived adoption fees on July 23, 2016, as part of NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago's annual "Clear the Shelters" adoption event. At the DuPage Animal Shelter, this little guys is saying, "I'm waiting for a new family!"
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Sherene Pistotti
Paul Lim and Vanessa Ayala were the first in line at PAWS Chicago for the Clear the Shelters event, and their new pup found a forever home!
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Ashley Boyer
Dudley waits patiently for his adoption to be finalized at Humane Society Calumet Area during NBC's Clear the Shelters.
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Sherene Pistotti
Donovan, Darrel Hackett and Nicole Hackett adopted Rocco from PAWS Chicago!
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Carmen
Yaro (black dog) was adopted by LaTanya. LaTanya already owns 6-year-old Adonis also pictured.
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Chris Coffey
A Chihuahua finds a new forever home at Dupage County Animal Care & Control in Wheaton.
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Carmen
Chip is going home with the Mitchell family today, adopted from the South Suburban Humane Society.
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Susan Carlson
Adoption success story at the Animal Welfare League! Olivia Morris, of Chicago, adopts Jasper the silky terrier. He's hypo allergic "really cute, really friendly and an older dog. That's what I was looking for!"
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Olivia Morris with Jasper the silky terrier
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Carmen
Luna was adopted today! The 1-year-old Collie mix went home with sisters Kelsie and Mackenzie today, while their friend Kevin came along for the ride.
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Kristin Whiston
Rusty found a home with Kristin and her wonderful family at Help Save Pets in Shorewood during ‪#‎ClearTheShelters‬!
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Jedi picked Michelle Smith as his new forever mom at the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge. The cat crawled onto her, hugged and kissed her. She's taking him!
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Jedi and Michelle Smith
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Jedi and Michelle Smith
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Frank Whittaker
Judy and Dan Schmittgens of Naperville taking home Romey from the Naperville Humane Society.
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Natalie Martinez
NBC5's Katie Kim and Natalie Martinez are all smiles with Emerson at Alive Rescue in Chicago
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Jackson and Reese meeting a new friend at the Naperville Humane Society
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Chris Coffey
DuPage Shelter Adoption! This is Gidget. Adopted by the Wright family of Carol Stream.
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Ashley Boyer
Bellsprout found a new home at Humane Society Calumet Area today during NBC's Clear the Shelters!
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Meet Penny! She's going home with Ashley and Demetrius at Help Save Pets (Animal Care Center) in Shorewood.
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Frank Whittaker
Dotti (in the front) was just adopted from the Naperville Humane Society and now joining Bandit and family
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Bubbles goes home with her new family! At Help Save Pets (Animal Care Center) in Shorewood.
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Katie and Mondo Martinez are bringing Molly home! At Help Save Pets (Animal Care Center) in Shorewood.
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Natalie Martinez
Pets looking for homes at Alive Rescue in Chicago.
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Martinez, Natalie (NBCUniversal)
Pets looking for homes at Alive Rescue in Chicago.
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Carlson, Susan (NBCUniversal)
Potential adopters mingle with love0starved animals at the Animal Welfare League. The line was out the door.
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Susan Carlson
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Kitten looking for a home at ALIVE Rescue in Chicago.
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Coffey, Chris (NBCUniversal)
Melanie Liese and her son, Logan, from Lombard, just adopted French Fry, a kitten at DuPage Animal Shelter.
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Lines at ALIVE Rescue in Chicago
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A huge line outside ALIVE Rescue
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Carlson, Susan (NBCUniversal)
Hundreds in line waiting to get in before doors open at the Animal Welfare League.
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Emily Klehm
Dozens of people lined up at the South Suburban Humane Society on Saturday morning to take part in Clear the Shelters.
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Natalie Martinez
Soon-to-be pet owners wait outside Alive Rescue in Chicago during Clear the Shelters.
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Asante, Emma (NBCUniversal, WMAQ)
Aurora Animal Care and Control
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Aurora Animal Care and Control
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Frank Whittaker
Pringle is hoping to find a new home today at the Naperville Humane Society
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Frank Whittaker
Meeting Paris at the Naperville Humane Society
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Frank Whittaker
Looking for a new friend at the Naperville Humane Society
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Naperville Humane Society
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Stephanie
Meet Penny! She's going home with Ashley and Demetrius.
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Busy day at Naperville Humane Society
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Stephanie
Rich is so happy to take Maddy home!
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Kim, Katie (NBCUniversal)
Future pet owners at ALIVE Rescue. People who want to adopt fill out applications first, then the shelter will do home visits and call references.
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Aurora Animal Control
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Juan Orta
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Cts
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Ashley Boyer
Humane Society Calumet Area Clear the Shelters Dudley found a new home today at Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th Ave, Munster, Ind. during NBC's Clear the Shelters event!
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Gabriella Vrablik
Clear the Shelters Tiger Lily ! They will call her Lily. This family adopted a year ago - but had to put down that dog after one week due to cancer. Lily will now be brought home to this family! Orphans of the storm Gabriella Vrablik -- Gabriella Vrablik University of Southern California Class of
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Clear the Shelters Tiger Lily ! They will call her Lily. This family adopted a year ago - but had to put down that dog after one week due to cancer. Lily will now be brought home to this family! Orphans of the storm Gabriella Vrablik -- Gabriella Vrablik University of Southern California Class of
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Clear the Shelters Tiger Lily ! They will call her Lily. This family adopted a year ago - but had to put down that dog after one week due to cancer. Lily will now be brought home to this family! Orphans of the storm Gabriella Vrablik -- Gabriella Vrablik University of Southern California Class of
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Ashley Boyer
Calypso Adopted at Humane Society Calumet Area After four months of waiting at Humane Society Calumet Area, Calypso is going to his new home today thanks to NBC's Clear the Shelters event.
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Stephanie
Animal shelter in Shorewood, IL-- Champ is going home!
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Orphans of the Storm
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This dog named Chief found his home at Orphans of the Storm today!
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This cat named Sunny is being welcomed home today at Orphans of the Storm
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Mike Lindquist
DuPage County Animal Care and Control
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DuPage County Animal Care and Control
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DuPage County Animal Care and Control
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A board at the DuPage County Animal Care and Control shows all the pets that found their forever homes during Clear the Shelters!
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DuPage County Animal Care and Control
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DuPage County Animal Care and Control
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DuPage County Animal Care and Control
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Kim, Katie (NBCUniversal)
Future pet owners line up at Alive Rescue in Chicago. People who want to adopt fill out applications first, then the shelter will do home visits and call references.
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Asante, Emma (NBCUniversal, WMAQ)
Aurora Animal Control
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Long lines at PAWS Chicago for Clear the Shelters
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Puppy love at PAWS Chicago
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Puppy talk at PAWS Chicago
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DuPage County Animal Care and Control 2 of 2
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Dupage care and control
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Allison Rosati clear the shelters
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Sherene Pistotti
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Mike Lindquist
Naperville Area Humane Society
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Sherene Pistotti
Photos of animals available for adoption at PAWS Chicago, located at: 1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
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Photos of animals available for adoption at PAWS Chicago, located at: 1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
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Photos of animals available for adoption at PAWS Chicago, located at: 1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
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Sherene Pistotti
This couple had been thinking about adopting a cat for nearly a year, and when they heard about Clear the Shelters, they knew the time was finally right! Mike Morales and Lucy Case adopted two cats named Finn and Rey, a bonded pair!
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Carmen
South suburban humane society Meet Goya. His brother Chip was adopted by the Mitchelle family. Goya new owners were the 1st in line at 8am. Shelter opened at 11. Goya is Hallie's birthday present.
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Stephanie
Animal Care Center of Shorewood Nikko is going home!
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Stephanie
Animal Care Center of Shorewood Nikko is going home!
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Perez, Crissy
Du page county care and control
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Ashley Boyer
Angeline Adopted at Humane Society Calumet Area. Angeline waited two years at Humane Society Calumet Area to find her family, and today during the Clear the Shelters event she headed home with her new family.
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Sherene Pistotti
This couple made a new addition to their family, a puppy named Emily!Names of people featured, left to right:Jamie CrockettDan McFerranNames of dogs features, left to right: Murphy (owned previously by couple)Emily (adopted at Clear the Shelters)
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Sherene Pistotti
Photos of Adopting Family - Clear the Shelters - PAWS Chicago Names of people featured, left to right:Donovan Hackett Darrel HackettNicole Hackett Puppy: Rocco
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Schlabach, Jacqui
Mary Anne Boyer of Geneva adopted the 1-year-old terrier mix named Pringle. The staff was in tears at the news that he finally found a loving home after 8 months in the shelter.
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