Clear The Shelters, NBCUniversal Local’s annual nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign, returns for the eighth consecutive year Aug. 1 through Aug. 31.

As part of the month-long initiative, NBC and Telemundo-owned and affiliated stations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are partnering with animal shelters and rescue services in their communities to promote pet adoption and raise funds to support animal welfare.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is proud to participate for its fifth year. Adoption fees on dogs will be reduced to $25 and cats to $20 with an approved application. This will lead up to the Clear the Shelter Event Day on Saturday, Aug. 27, when all adoption fees will be waived. The adoption package includes spay or neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations, county license and a 10-day health guarantee. This is a $600 package.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services Adoption Center, 5600 Banner Drive, is open 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available at

Since its 2015 inception, Clear the Shelters has helped more than 700,000 pets find new homes. Last year’s campaign resulted in more than 140,000 adoptions and raised more than $500,000. 

“We are pleased to present our eighth annual Clear The Shelters campaign to help shelters and rescues across the nation with their critical work of finding loving homes for the animals under their care, and inviting communities to donate funds to support their work,” said Valari Staab, Chairman of NBCUniversal Local. “Clear The Shelters is a community-driven effort that counts on the support of so many, including our employees, shelter partners, our affiliate stations and our national sponsors, and thanks to them the campaign has become an important event.”

For more information on Clear The Shelters, including participating animal shelters and rescues, along with details on local events, visit and the Spanish-language site

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