Animals find new homes in San Diego

August 27, 2018 by  

The Clear the Shelters initiative is a nationwide campaign to help animals in shelters find their forever homes. In San Diego County, over 600 animals were adopted as part of the effort, which was co-sponsored by NBC 7 and Telemundo 20.

As part of the adoption campaign, a dozen shelters throughout San Diego County waived the fees they usually charge when people adopt rabbits, cats, and dogs. Dan DeSousa, who is San Diego County Animal Services’ director, and whose agency took part, called the adoption effort a good day, saying any time an animal is adopted, it’s fantastic.

DeSousa also mentioned the enthusiasm of the people who came to the shelter located in Bonita. The facility opened at 9.30 am, but people were waiting outside at approximately 5.45 am. De Sousa found it thrilling to see how many people were eager to adopt companion animals and was equally thrilled to see the animals leave the shelter for their forever homes.

The Bonita shelter was busy for the entire day, with a wide range of visitors coming through the facility. Some people were hoping to find their first-ever cat or dog, while others wanted to adopt an animal as a companion to one already at home. Organizers of this type of event could make it easier for people to find their “fur babies” by working with a flyer printing company to create sheets that describe each animal.