“Clear the Shelters,” an adoption and donation event held at the Animal Shelter last month in conjunction with the national “Clear the Shelters” campaign, saw a total of 132 pets find forever homes during August, including 52 Aug. 21-31 when adoption fees were waived (41 percent of the entire month’s adoptions). Adoption and fostering have been especially needed at the Shelter lately in light of renovations taking place there. 

“Clear the Shelters” began in 2014 as Empty the Shelter Day, a collective project among North Texas animal shelters (including the Richardson Animal Shelter) to increase adoptions during a time of year when shelters historically are full. In 2015 it became a national event, and this year more than 124,000 pets were placed in homes. 

Website: www.cleartheshelters.org