Chicago Shelters Have Success During Nationwide Clear The Shelters Event

Michele Fiore
August 20, 2018 - 12:51 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- All across America, dogs and cats are spending their first week with their forever family.  

Only four dogs remain at Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society, thanks to the nationwide Clear the Shelters event. Spokesperson Colette Bradley said more than 60 pets were adopted on Saturday, including Lab-mix Lola, who was brought to the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago 11 months ago with health problems.

"She is 10-years old. She actually came to us last year during Hurricane Harvey, so she had been in our care for a really long time.  It was so happy to see here go home," Bradley said. 

"These events are really great for the older ones or the ones that have been here longer. They tend to go home during these types of events, so it was really great."

Lola got adopted at this weekend's Clear the Shelter nationwide event where adoption fees for older dogs and cats are waived. PAWS had six adoptions at their Highland Park location and another 65 in Lincoln Park, including Sierra.

"She did end up finding her forever family," she said. 

Katie Sershon with PAWS Chicago and PAWS North Shore said is beneficial to those who've been tough sells.

"Another favorite was Harold and Kumar. They were a pair...so they had to go together. Sometimes adopting two animals out is a little more tricky," she said.