NBC 25 and the Jackson County Animal Shelter have teamed up to “Clear the Shelters” on Saturday, August 17th. On that day all adoption fees will be waved for all Jackson County animals with the goal of placing as many animals in forever homes as possible.

Animal shelters on the Gulf Coast are continuously over capacity and there is a critical need for adoptive families. All week leading up to the event NEWS 25 will feature adoptable pets and adoption stories in our newscasts.

The Jackson County Animal Shelter is located at 4400 Audubon Lane in Gautier. 228-497-6350

Audiences can tune in to NBC 25 on Saturday, August 24 to watch a special 30-minute “Clear the Shelters” special that will recap the Clear the Shelters campaign. NBC’s Jane Lynch will host the special that will air at 6:30 p.m. and will feature the most memorable moments from NBC’s fourth annual pet adoption campaign. Audiences will also get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes for shelters/rescues to prepare for “Clear the Shelters Day” and the special care that shelter staff put into their work to help pets transition from shelters to new homes.

Since 2015, the Clear the Shelters™ campaign has resulted in over 240,000 pet adoptions nationwide.

For more information about the Clear the Shelters™ pet adoption campaign, visit ClearTheShelters.com and follow the effort on social media by using the hashtag #ClearTheShelters

Start shopping for your forever friend on the Jackson County Animal Shelter’s website – www.co.jackson.ms.us/165/Pet-Adoptions


Photo credit: Wendy’s Prints for Paws

Slim is a very handsome 2-year old neutered male that came to the JCAS on 7/22/19 as a stray. This good looking fella is waiting for a loving home to treat him like royalty! Adopt Slim or one of his friends from the Jackson County Animal Shelter and let’s #CleartheShelters this Saturday!

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