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Help a pet find a fur-ever home during Clear The Shelters

Hundreds of pets in East Tennessee are up for adoption. You can give one a forever home during the nationwide Clear The Shelters event on August 17.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Hundreds of animals across East Tennessee are looking for a forever home. So, 10News is partnering with local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide push to encourage pet adoption.

The fifth annual adoption drive set for Aug. 17 will raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption, and the overcrowding issues that local animal shelters typically experience in the summer because of spring litters.

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You can find a participating shelter in the map below:

More than 100 animals found a new home during last year's Clear the Shelters event in East Tennessee, and more than 103,000 pets were adopted across the U.S. Since five years ago, the pet adoption drive has helped find more than 256,600 pets new homes.

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