Clear the Shelters: Life-Saving Vet Care for Shelter Animals

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Concho Valley PAWS able to provide life-saving vet care through community donations

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 — Every month, Concho Valley PAWS treats close to two dozen pets that arrive to the shelter sick or injured.

“He’s missing part of his ears, he’s lost an eye,” said Jenie Wilson, Executive Director of Concho Valley PAWS, as she held “Stitch” in her arms. Stitch is a cat that received life-saving treatment by PAWS.

Every month, Concho Valley PAWS treats an average of 20 animals that come into the shelter sick or injured.

“We see everything from broken legs from being hit over by a car, animals that were beaten and kicked with broken ribs, we treat all of them,” explained Wilson.

Prior to PAWS’ partnership with the San Angelo Animal Shelter, animals who came into the shelter sick or injured were euthanized immediately.

“The shelter as a municipal shelter doesn’t have the resources to do this kind of thing. As a non-profit that relies heavily on donors, we’re able to get the community to support us and we’re able to save their lives,” added Wilson.

If an injured animal has the potential to be cured, PAWS takes them in — whether it’s a dog, cat or even an equine friend.

“Just recently we had a pony that was in need of emergency care or he would be euthanized. In just 24 hours we raised over $3,000 that got him the surgery that he needed,” said Wilson.

Once an injured animal has received necessary veterinary care, PAWS finds the perfect home to place them in.

“He was so worth saving,” said Wilson as she held Stitch in her arms lovingly.

If you want donate to provide life-saving care for sick or injured animals, you can donate to PAWS’ Compassion Fund at

From now until September 7th, Concho Valley PAWS will be having FREE pet adoptions to Clear the Shelters.

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