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Local4 animal shelters near 100 adoptions

So far this month, animal lovers have adopted 97 pets as part of Local4′s “Clear the Shelters” campaign.
Local4 and 5 local animals shelters so far have adopted out nearly 100 animals.
Local4 and 5 local animals shelters so far have adopted out nearly 100 animals.(KSNB)
Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 6:04 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - So far this month, animal lovers have adopted 97 pets as part of Local4′s “Clear the Shelters” campaign.

Between now and the end of August, The Voice for Companion Animals and The Central Nebraska Humane Society in Grand Island, The Heartland Pet Connection and Start Over Rover in Hastings and the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln are participating in the campaign. The goal is to find as many pets as possible a forever home.

As of Aug. 10, 31 cats, 16 dogs, six puppies, 35 kittens and nine “critters” had been adopted out of the shelters.

“We’re happy to see our fellow shelters and rescues hanging in there and doing really good as well, so it’s kind of a team effort,” said Robyn Mays, Director of The Voice for Companion Animals.

Normally the annual initiative is a week long, but since COVID-19 hit, animals in shelters need a home more than ever. Throughout the pandemic, traffic has been slow and fewer people have been adopting pets. Animals have been waiting patiently for a new family. Shelters said they thrive when they get into a permanent living situation.

“Nothing beats a home, their own people, their own schedule, windows, beds, kids, and just somebody to take care of them,” said Mays.

The campaign is also a way to spread awareness. Each shelter is using social media to get the word out about adoptions, volunteering, events, and donations.

Here are the “Clear The Shelters” participants:

Central Nebraska Humane Society - (308) 385-5305

1312 Sky Park Road, Grand Island, NE 68801

Voice For Companion Animals - (402) 527-8228

524 S. Webb Road, #5117, Grand Island, NE 68803

Heartland Pet Connection - (402) 462-7387

1807 W. J Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Start Over Rover - (402) 834-0640

134 N. Barnes Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901

Capital Humane Society - (402) 441-4488 Ext 1

6500 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516

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