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WKYC viewers help to adopt 2,500 Northeast Ohio pets during Clear the Shelters campaign

Thanks to all of you, a total of 2,511 pets were rescued and adopted across Northeastern Ohio

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a previously published story. 

A major thank you goes out to all the WKYC viewers and Northeast Ohio residents who participated in the annual Clear the Shelters campaign.

On Sunday, September 19, the Clear the Shelters 2021 campaign came to an end across the country. The success of this campaign across Northeast Ohio was fantastic.

Locally, 20 shelters and rescues participated in the campaign, and 2,511 pets were rescued and adopted across Northeastern Ohio. Last year, Northeastern Ohio adopted a little over 2,000 furry friends during the campaign.

The campaign initially kicked off at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter on August 23 and was wrapped up on Sunday at the Lake Humane Society.

This year’s campaign featured a combination of both in-person and virtual adoptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the success stories came from the Lake Humane Society. Lette, a longtime resident at the Lake Human Society, is a six-year-old terrier/pit/husky mix adopted during Clear the Shelters. Her new owners found her after seeing her featured on WKYC. Lette was initially put in the Lake Human Society after her family could no longer care for her.

Like many other pets adopted during the campaign, Lette now has a loving home and family.


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