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One Day Only—SPCA of Texas Waives Adoption Fees Clear the Shelters Campaign Scheduled for Saturday August, 15 

(DALLAS, TX; MCKINNEY, TX); August 3, 2015 –The SPCA of Texas believes every shelter animal will find their dream home during this year’s Clear the Shelters event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 15.

The idea hatched in 2014 when shelter representatives across North Texas gathered to discuss participating in a unified campaign. Within a few weeks, 38 area shelters joined, and NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 agreed to serve as media partners. Last year’s effort turned into the largest adoption event in North Texas history. 

This year, the event has a national presence. NBC 5 and Telemundo 39’s parent company, NBCUniversal, which owns stations across the country, expanded the effort to other cities.  Currently, more than 300 shelters have signed up to participate.

The 2014 inaugural campaign vastly exceeded expectations. In all, 163 animals were adopted from the SPCA of Texas and 2,273 throughout North Texas.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful event again this year,” James Bias, President and CEO of SPCA of Texas said. “With all of the continued support, we know we’ll clear the shelters again this year!”

James adds there’s a match for everyone. From puppies and kittens to snuggly adult dogs and cats, a wide variety of loving animals long for a home and a number of people long for companionship.

Visit the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, located at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas or the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center, located at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney, or go to for a full list of participating shelters and detailed information. Hours may vary among shelters and other fees may apply.


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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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