Telemundo 60 announced that more than 1,980 pets were adopted from area animal shelters and rescues during its 2021 Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation initiative from Aug. 23 to Sept. 19.
Nationwide, NBCUniversal Local’s seventh annual Clear The Shelters helped more than 136,000 pets – and counting – find new homes. Since its 2015 inception, Clear The Shelters has led to more than 5,500 pet adoptions in the market and more than 688,000 adoptions nationwide.
The 2021 Clear The Shelters was again supported by fundraising partners Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site, which covered all transaction fees so that 100 percent of donations went directly to shelters and rescues. Virtual pet adoptions also returned for this year’s campaign through partner Clear The Shelters WeRescue.
For more information about NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters, visit and the Spanish-language site Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal Local’s NBC and Telemundo owned stations, plus affiliated stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 688,000 pets finding new homes. Visit and for more information.
Telemundo 60 San Antonio / KVDA is Telemundo’s south Texas television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in the San Antonio market. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 60 has been delivering local news, information, and entertainment to viewers throughout South Texas for more than 25 years and reaches approximately 1.3 million viewers in thirty-two counties. Viewers turn to Telemundo 60 for local breaking news, weather forecasts and sports headlines across a variety of platforms, including online at and via its mobile and social media channels. Today, Telemundo 60 produces more than 14 hours of local news and programming each week and demonstrates its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of South Texas.