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Help NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Clear the Shelters This August

Here's how to join the month-long adopt-and-donate campaign

NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are back with the 2020 Clear The Shelters Pet Adoption and Donation Campaign for the month of August.

There are two ways to participate!

DONATE: Between Aug. 1 and Aug. 31, donate to participating shelters raising money to offset the difficult year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Critical funds for shelters and rescues can be donated at

ADOPT: Between Aug. 1 and Aug. 31, participating shelters will reduce or waive adoption fees to help animals 6 months and older find their forever homes. Go to the shelter websites below to learn activities and ongoing promotions. Please note: There will be no onsite adoptions. Visit the shelter’s website to learn the necessary paperwork needed to complete the virtual adoption process. Each shelter's own adoption process and policy will still be in place during this event.

Participating shelters can also be found on the WeRescue iOS app.  On the app just enter your zip code, submit your pet adoption application through shelter’s websites, and ask questions directly to the shelter.

Animal Care League
1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL 60304

Animal Outreach Humane Society
3370 Shoppers Drive, McHenry, IL 60051

A.R.F. Animal Rescue Foundation
531 W. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL 60189

Aurora Animal Care & Control
600 S. River St., Aurora, IL. 60506

Chicago Animal Care and Control
2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL. 60608

Effingham County Animal Humane Society
12073 N. 1000th Rd., Effingham, IL. 62401

Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
9704 S. Charles St., Chicago, IL. 60643

Heartland Animal Shelter
2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL. 60062

Hinsdale Humane Society
21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL. 60521

Humane Indiana
421 45th St., Munster, IN., 46321

LaPorte Animal Care Shelter
2855 West State Road 2, LaPorte, IN., 46350

Livingston County Humane Society
21179 North 1358 East Road, Pontiac, IL., 61764

Michiana Humane Society
722 Indiana Hwy 212, Michigan City, IN. 46360

Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter
2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL. 60015

PAWS Chicago
1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL. 60614

Peoria County Animal Protection Services
2600 NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL. 61603

Rover Rescue of Illinois
1512S. Randall Rd., Geneva, IL. 60134

South Suburban Humane Society
1103 West End Ave., Chicago Heights, IL., 60411

Spay and Stay
3060 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL. 60087

The Anti-Cruelty Society
157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL. 60654

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.
2054 E. Estate Road 130, Hobart, IN. 46342

Tree House Humane Society
7225 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL. 60608

Winnebago Animal Control Services
4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL. 61103

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