Preview: Clear the Shelters

Hundreds of animals are in local shelters, waiting to be adopted into their forever families. 

If you are ready to adopt a pet, this is the weekend to do it.

Our station is teaming up with NBC and other NBC affiliates across the country to clear the shelters.

Clear the Shelters in an initiative to help animals find their forever homes.

There are three places locally that are participating in this great event.

The Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society will be opening their doors early tomorrow and offering a discount on pets that have been in the shelter for more than 30 days.

Deaf Smith County Animal Shelter is taking part in this year's initiative by waiving their adoption fees.

If you are a fan of larger animals--Dove Creek Equine rescue is taking part in a "Day of Action."

If you want to adopt or sponsor a horse, it's your chance to do so.

"We have a sanctuary, it has horses that need sponsorship at $150 a month," said Laurie Higgins-Kerlery, the Founder and Director of Dove Creek Equine Rescue. "That can be, you know, a few people combined to support one horse, so we've got a couple that need sponsorship. "

The sponsorships help care for the needs of the horse.

If you wanted to adopt a horse--Dove Creek offers that.

The process is longer than a day and to do that you can call the horse trainer at Dove Creek Equine Rescue.

The Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society told us they have been filled to capacity for the last two months.

That's 12,000 animals waiting to be adopted, and they are on track to take in that many this month, as well. 

Don't forget to use the hashtag #cleartheshelters and follow us on Snapchat and for more coverage of the event!



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