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What to Know About Chicago-Area Pet Adoption Event – NBC Chicago

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What to Know About Chicago-Area Pet Adoption Event – NBC Chicago

Your new fur-ever family member awaits you! Adopt a pet at this year’s NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Clear the Shelters all month long, Aug. 1 to Aug. 31. This is the purr-fect opportunity to grow your family.

Many shelters are experiencing a summer surge of new pets for various reasons. Unfortunately, this can result in euthanizations due to the lack of space in the shelters. Help us save pet lives this summer.

What is Clear the Shelters?

Clear the Shelters is an annual campaign to save shelter animals across the country. Participating shelters are all waiving adoption fees on Saturday, August 27, and some are waiving fees throughout the month, however, other fees may apply.

How do I adopt a pet in the Chicago area during Clear the Shelters?

To adopt, you must be at least 18 years of age. Be sure you bring your current/valid driver’s license or state ID. If you do not have your current address on your driver’s license or state ID, you will need to bring proof of residency such as a current utility bill or current lease agreement with your correct address.

For more information and interesting articles on Clear the Shelters, please visit www.cleartheshelters.com.

When is 2022 Clear the Shelters?

• All month long, Aug. 1-Aug. 31
• Adoption fees will be waived in all participating shelters on Saturday, Aug. 27; other fees may apply
• COVID-19 protocols will be observed
• Please check with your local shelter for their hours of operation and adoption procedures

Chicago shelters participating in 2022 Clear the Shelters

4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever
29W150 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-8772

Animal Care League
1011 Garfield St., Oak Park, IL, 60304
(708) 848-8155

Animal Rescue Foundation of Wheaton, Illinois
531 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL, 60189
(630) 200-3828

Azrael’s Place NFP
5633 W 63rd St., Chicago, IL, 60638
(312) 854-9847

Chicago Animal Care and Control
2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL, 60608
(312) 728-0423

Chicagoland Animal Rescue NFP

1550 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL, 60515
(630) 426-9271

Feline Fine Cat Rescue
15035 W. Bruce Road, Homer Glen, IL, 60491
(630) 709-6972

Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
440 N. Orleans, Chicago, IL, 60654
(312) 203-7950

Heartland Animal Shelter
586 Palwaukee Drive, Wheeling, IL, 60090
(847) 296-6400

Hooved Animal Humane Society
10804 McConnell Road, Woodstock, IL, 60098
(815) 337-5563

Humane Indiana
421 45th St., Munster, IN, 46321
(219) 922-3811 ext. 207

Humane Society of Hobart
2054 E. State Road 130, Hobart, IN, 46342
(219) 942-0103

Kankakee County Animal Control
1270 Stanford Dr., Kankakee, IL, 60901
(815) 937-2949

Kitties For Keeps Rescue
8717 Ridgeland Ave, Oak Lawn, IL, 60453
(708) 887-8337

Lakeshore PAWS
4611 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN, 46385
(219) 510-3119

McHenry Country Animal Control
100 N. Virginia St., Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
(815) 459-6222

Michigan Humane Society
722 Indiana Hwy 212, Michigan City, IN, 46360
(219) 872-4499 ext. 105

Orphans of the Storm
2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL, 60015
(847) 945-0235

PAWS Chicago
1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL, 60614
(773) 687-4715

Paws and Claws Chicago Rescue
1114 Judson Ave., Evanston, IL, 60202
(773) 402-9838

Peoria County Animal Protection Services
2600 NE Perry Ave, Peoria, IL, 61603
(309) 672-2440

Rover Rescue of Illinois
1512 S. Randall Rd, Geneva, IL, 60134
(630) 659-8814

South Suburban Humane Society
PetSmart 4975 Cal Sag Road, Crestwood, IL, 60443
(219) 730-7681

Spay and Stay
3060 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL, 60087
(224) 875-5667

St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines
525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL, 60187
(630) 638-9048

The Anti-Cruelty Society
510 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL, 60654
(312) 735-0300

Treasured Friends Animal Rescue
711 US Hwy 41, Schererville, IN, 46375
(219) 743-7322

Tree House Humane Society
7225 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL, 60645
(773) 262-4000

Wags 2 Wishes – Plainfield, IL
23907 W Industrial Dr. N, Plainfield, IL, 60585
(815) 254-3110

Winnebago County Animal Services
4517 N. Main St., Rockford, IL, 61103
(815) 319-4127

Wright Way Rescue
5915 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL, 60053
(847) 728-5434

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