Hundreds of Northeast Kansas animals find permanent homes with virtual adoptions

Clear The Shelters
Northeast Kansans brought home hundreds of furry friends from local shelters, in a combined effort with KSNT News to participate in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive this August.  (KSNT file photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Northeast Kansans brought home hundreds of furry friends from local shelters, in a combined effort with KSNT News to participate in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive this August.  

KSNT helped six local shelters adopt out stray animals through the Clear the Shelters campaign.  Locally 814 animals found permanent homes. 

The following shelters found homes for hundreds of strays:

  • Lawrence Humane Society – 356 
  • Helping Hands Humane Society – 261 
  • Heart of Jackson Humane society – 8 
  • Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter – 50 
  • Clay County Animal Rescue & Education Center – 10 
  • T Russell Reitz Animal Shelter – 129 

To facilitate and practice safe social distancing measures, the campaign featured month-long “Adopt & Donate” efforts and virtual pet adoptions. The campaign ran from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, 2020. 

Related Post: Clear The Shelters Returns With Virtual ‘Adopt & Donate’ Campaign

KSNT takes part annually with other NBC and Telemundo television stations to find homes for pets with the Clear The Shelters initiative. The effort has facilitated more than 410,000 shelter pet adoptions across the United States.

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September 19 2021 05:00 pm

Participating Shelters

Clay County Animal Rescue and Education Center

  • $75 for pre-approved applicants
  • $25 off adoptions for rest of month (Sept.)

Lawrence Humane Society

  • Waive all fees
  • Free collar and leash/collar
  • Free cardboard cat carrier

Helping Hands Humane Society

  • $50 dog fees
  • $10 cat fees
  • Discounted fees at Sharp Honda CTS Event

Jefferson County Humane Society

Heart of Jackson Humane Society

  • Reduced fees
  • Free microchipping

Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter

  • Reduced fees
  • $25 fee for dogs and cats

T Russell Reitz Animal Shelter

  • Reduced fees
  • Kittens $75, dogs $50, cats $25, misc $10

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