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County Animal Shelter Offers Free Pet Adoptions During Nationwide Clear the Shelters Event on July 23

In support of the nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption initiative, the County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter will open its doors on Saturday, July 23, to find loving, permanent homes for pets, including 250 cats and dogs.  The free pet adoption event will take place at 12370 Murphy Avenue, San Martin, CA 95048, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We encourage community members to visit the San Martin Animal Shelter to take advantage of the Clear the Shelters free adoption event,” said Supervisor Mike Wasserman, District 1.  “There are so many pets that need a loving home and will no doubt bring tremendous joy to hundreds of families.”

For the Clear the Shelters day, in addition to waiving all adoption fees, all animals that are eligible for adoption will have had a full medical screening, vaccinations and behavioral assessment. Preventative care services for all adopted pets at this event are provided by participating pet care providers.

“We work very hard to find permanent homes for animals that come through our Shelter,” said Amy Brown, Director of the Consumer & Environmental Protection Agency. “During busy times of the year like now when we are overwhelmed with kittens, having an event like Clear the Shelters helps us save more animals by finding them homes and families willing to care for them.”

The County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter is one of nearly 400 animal shelters across the United States partnering with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo Station Groups supporting Saturday’s nationwide free adoption campaign.   This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after a highly successful inaugural effort in 2015, which resulted in nearly 20,000 pets finding new homes. The nationwide day of action literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country and inspired local communities to open their homes to animals in need.

“Summer is a busy time for animal shelters in Santa Clara County. There are approximately 50 dogs and 200 cats currently housed at our Animal Shelter,” said Lisa Jenkins, Manager of the County’s Animal Shelter.  “Our goal is to find forever homes for all of them.”

To learn more about Clear the Shelters events, visit

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