On August 19, Hoffman Auto Group is partnering with NBC Connecticut and #ConnectingYou to wonderful, adoptable animals with the national Clear the Shelters event! NBC/Universal Stations’ Clear the Shelters initiative is a community-driven nationwide pet adoption campaign that seeks to match deserving animals with loving and permanent homes. The campaign culminates on Saturday, August 19 with our one-day event across the state. Some participating shelters and organizations are offering waived or reduced pet adoption fees. In 2016, more than 50,000 pets were adopted nationwide, and hundreds of pets were right here in Connecticut.
Things you should know about adopting a pet during Clear the Shelters:
- Hoffman Auto Group will host several shelters on August 19. Click here to see which shelters you can expect to see!
- Participating shelters are across the state. Find one near you by clicking on this interactive map.
- You may arrive at a shelter to find the pet you saw online is no longer available. Don’t fret, there will be plenty of options available during Clear the Shelters.
- Many facilities have online applications that may be filled out to streamline the adoption process. Check with your local shelter.
- See a pet that seems right for you? Call the shelter and ask questions about temperament and personality. You don’t have to wait until August 19 to start the adoption process and ask questions.
- If the shelter is too crowded, or the animals are in short supply, head to another shelter. There are dozens across the state.
- Get to your shelter early and please be patient. The adoption process cannot be rushed. You’ll be heading home soon with a new member of the family, and it’s a great cause.
- The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about CT shelters and all the animals up for adoption in Connecticut. We want to encourage our viewers across Connecticut to visit their local animal shelters, adopt pets into their families, and help us Clear the Shelters! It is an event for awareness about all of the pets in Connecticut that are available for adoption.
- For much more information, go to cleartheshelters.com
Select Hoffman Auto Group dealerships will host shelters on-site! Make sure to like Hoffman Auto Group on Facebook to see which pets we will have on site on August 19th! Updates will be posted daily- you don’t want to miss out! Plus, those who adopt a pet during Clear the Shelters at one of our locations or the Newington Humane Society will get a special coupon!
All this month, we’re posting about pets! Do you know how hot is too hot to leave your pet in the car? What about parks, restaurants, and stores that will allow you to bring your dog along? Click here for more helpful posts about pets!