WFLA Announces the Return of Popular Pet Adoption Drive ‘Clear the Shelters’

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Visit to access list of local participating shelters

Tampa, Fla. – WFLA-TV / News Channel 8 (“WFLA”) announces the return of its popular pet adoption drive Clear the Shelters. Launching in August and culminating with ‘Clear the Shelters’ day on Saturday, August 18. This is the station’s second year participating in the national Clear the Shelters initiative, which will include 22 animal shelters and rescues from the station’s viewing area.

“WFLA is committed to finding forever homes for pets in need. We’re proud to be a part of this national initiative resulting in placing more than 150,000 pets with families willing to offer them a loving home.

News Channel 8 is truly On Your Side of the pets on this one,” said Skip Valet, VP and General Manager of News Channel 8.

NBC and Telemundo stations across the country will team up for the annual ‘Clear the Shelters’ animal adoption drive. All participating shelters will offer fee-free or reduced rate adoptions on Saturday, Aug. 18. For a list of participating shelters, go to In addition, you’ll find tips and videos on costs associated with pet ownership, the different types of animals up for adoption, a pet decision maker flowchart that helps you decide the best pet for YOU and more.

For more information about the station’s pet adoption campaign, visit You can also follow the effort on social media by using the hashtags #cleartheshelters and #wfla. Clear the Shelters is an initiative spearheaded by NBC Universal owned television stations, a division of NBCUniversal. ‘Clear the shelters’ is sponsored nationally by Cat’s Pride and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The local sponsors are Precision Overhead Garage Door, Nissan, California Closets and Maus Nissan.


WFLA-TV, News Channel 8 provides local news, network and syndicated entertainment and local programming to the viewers in the Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) DMA, which encompasses a 10-county television market area. WFLA News Channel 8 is Tampa Bay’s most well-known television station and has been an NBC affiliate since 1955. For more information, visit, and