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Northeast Times | August 19, 2019

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Bedford: Help Clear the Shelters

Bedford: Help Clear the Shelters

NBC and Telemundo stations across the country will team up with shelters nationwide on Aug. 17 for the fifth annual Clear the Shelters animal adoption drive.

Every year, millions of companion animals end up in shelters across the country. And while shelter adoption rates have been steadily rising since 2011, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 1.5 million animals — 860,000 cats and about 670,000 dogs — are still euthanized each year due to overcrowding.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. And, by adopting a shelter animal, you actually save two lives. If you’re thinking about taking home a new furry friend, consider heading to the Bedford Animal Control Shelter to adopt during Clear the Shelters on Aug. 17.