Clear the Shelters 2020: Pet transport program

News Connection

So far this year, 800 animals have already been transported out of the shelter

About Clear the Shelters

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive the month of August, 2020 to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 250,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.

The San Angelo Animal Shelter in conjunction with Concho Valley PAWS is offering free pet adoptions August 10-22, 2020. This FREE adoption event is sponsored by KSAN-TV, Kent Elliott Roofing, Jim Bass Ford and Concho Valley PAWS.

Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is not a 501(c)(3) organization.


SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Animal Shelter is at-capacity. In order to maintain their no-kill initiative, Concho Valley PAWS relies on the pet transport program.

“Transports is what has made no-kill possible,” said Jenie Wilson, Executive Director of Concho Valley PAWS.

According to Wilson, the San Angelo Animal Shelter has a shelter pet overpopulation problem. To maintain its no-kill initiative, Concho Valley PAWS has partners with reputable pet organizations across the U.S. that have a high demand for the adoptable shelter pet.

“These communities have done so well with spay and neuter incentives, that they have reduced the population of the shelter pet. That does create the demand for an affordable adoption,” explained Wilson.

Concho Valley PAWS partners with communities in the Midwest and California. Twice a month up to 50 animals are transported to their new, forever homes.

“The neat thing about it is once we load the animal onto the van to travel, they already have a home,” added Wilson.

So far this year, 800 animals have already been transported out of the shelter.

“Many times they have people waiting for certain kinds of pets. We send them information online and they choose who they would like to go. Every once in a while we’ll have one that’s been here for a long time and we submit for their consideration. A pet that would have sat here for 6 months is gone before it arrives at its location through transport so it’s really awesome to watch,” added Wilson.

More Stories for you

• NBC Universal matching all donations to PAWS August 10th-16th
SAN ANGELO, Texas – It is August and that means it is time to Clear the Shelter. Each August, NBC Universal partners…

• Are you counted? U.S. Census deadline moved up
SAN ANGELO, Texas — If you haven’t done so already, you have a little less than two months to complete the 2020 U.S….

• SAPD: Two females arrested, male suspect not yet located after burglary attempt on East Harris
SAN ANGELO, Texas – San Angelo Police say that around 11:50 p.m. on August 5, 2020, officers were dispatched to a home…

• COVID-19 death toll reaches 30 in Tom Green County
SAN ANGELO, TX — The 30th death related to COVID-19 has been confirmed by the Tom Green County Health Department, a…

• Clear the Shelters: Thursday, August 6, 2020
SAN ANGELO, TX — Check out some of the wonderful pets available for adoption at Concho Valley Paws during this week’s C…

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.