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Help NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Clear the Shelters in the Chicago Area

The pet adoption initiative takes place nationwide 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Save the Date: Help Clear the Shelters on August 18

    NBC and Telemundo stations across the country will team up with hundreds of shelters nationwide on Aug. 18 for the fourth annual Clear the Shelters animal adoption drive. (Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018)

    For the fourth straight year, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are teaming up with animal shelters to waive adoption fees across the Chicago area and help pets in need find forever homes. The pet adoption initiative known as Clear the Shelters takes place nationwide 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18.

    In Chicago alone, dozens of animal shelters will waive or discount fees during the one-day adoption drive. The waived fees apply to "adult pets," which are animals that are 6 months and older, and the adoption policies for each individual shelter still apply.

    Chicago-Area "Clear the Shelters" Adoption StoriesChicago-Area "Clear the Shelters" Adoption Stories

    Future pet parents can find their nearest participating shelter with the full list below:

    A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter 

    420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL 60563

    (630) 355-2299


    A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife (Birds only)

    2720 Dundee Road, Suite 229, Northbrook, IL 60062

    (847) 509-1026


    Anderson Animal Shelter North Aurora Adoption Ctr.

    188 N. Randall Road, Aurora, IL 60542

    (847) 697-2880 ext. 80


    Animal Outreach Humane Society (Cats only)

    3370 Shoppers Drive, McHenry, IL 60051

    (815) 385-0005


    Animal Services and Assitance Programs (Cats only)

    19309 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Marengo, IL 60152

    (815) 568-2921


    Aurora Animal Care & Control

    600 S. River Street, Aurora, IL 60506

    (630) 256-3630


    Cat Habitat 

    17930 S. Halsted Street, Homewood, IL 60430 

    (708) 308-8817


    CatNap From the Heart

    1101 Beach Ave., LaGrange Park, IL 60526

    (708) 352-3914


    Chicago Animal Care & Control

    2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

    (312) 747-1406


    Cicero Waggin' Tails Shelter

    1800 S. Laramie Ave., Cicero, IL 60804

    (708) 652-0825


    DuPage County Animal Care & Control

    120 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

    (630) 407-2800


    Friendly & Feral Cat Rescue 

    1375 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60195

    (847) 394-0260


    Heartland Animal Shelter

    2975 Milwaukee Ave. Northbrook, IL 60062

    (847) 296-6400


    Help Save Pets – Chicago

    511 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60610

    (312) 428-2571


    Help Save Pets – Downers Grove

    941 63rd Street, Downers Grove, IL 60516

    (815) 436-2700


    Hinsdale Humane Society

    22 N. Elm, Hinsdale, IL 60521

    (630) 323-5630


    Humane Indiana

    421 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321

    (219) 922-3811


    Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

    6100 Melton Road, Gary, IN 46403

    (219) 938-3339


    Magnificient Mutts and Meows (Dogs only)

    720 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563

    (708) 703-5047


    Magnificient Mutts and Meows (Cats only)

    198 North Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181

    (708) 205-6862


    McHenry County Animal Control and Adoption Ctr. (Cats only)

    100 N. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

    (815) 459-6222


    Michiana Humane Society & SPCA, Inc.

    722 IN-212, Michigan City, IN 46360

    (219) 872-4499


    Naperville Area Humane Society

    1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563

    (630) 420-8989


    New Beginnings for Cats

    7701 E. 3500N Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

    (815) 472-4734


    Orphans of the Storm

    2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015

    (847) 945-0235


    PAWS Chicago

    1997 N. Clyborn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

    (773) 687-4700


    Precious Pets Almost Home (Cats only)

    3640 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

    (773) 887-2286

    and

    3757 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60613

    (708) 352-3914


    Rover Rescue of Illinois (Dogs only)

    1512 S. Randall Road, Geneva, IL 60134

    (630) 232-6467


    South Suburban Humane Society

    1103 West End Ave., Chicago Heights, IL 60411

    (708) 755-7387


    Spay and Stay (Outdoor location)

    555 E. Townline Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    (847) 289-4557


    Tails Humane Society

    2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

    (815) 758-2457


    The Anti-Cruelty Society

    157 W. Grand Ave., IL 60654

    (312) 644-8338


    Tree House Humane Society (Cats only)

    7225 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60645

    (773) 262-4000


    Wheeling Animal Group Saves

    532 S. Elmhurst Road, Wheeling, IL 60090

    (847) 520-7387


    Winnebego County Animal Services

    4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

    (815) 319-4100


    4 Paw Sake (Dogs only)

    2739 Glenwood Dyer Road, Lynwood, IL 60411

    (708) 758-3647


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