The Montclair Township Animal Shelter will once again take part in the annual NBC / Telemundo "Clear the Shelters" event on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter, during this two-day event adoption fees will be waived for all approved adopters of cats and dogs that are aged one year and older. All available animals are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations.

The Shelter, located at 77 North Willow Street, will be open from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. during the adoption drive.

Each year NBC and Telemundo stations across the country team up with shelters across the country for the nationwide pet adoption initiative. August 17 will mark the fifth annual “Clear the Shelters” drive.

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“This is such an exciting and important event for the Montclair Township Animal Shelter,” said Shelter Director Liz Morgan. “Every pet deserves a forever home and ‘Clear the Shelters’ makes for a wonderful opportunity to help our loving animals find loving and caring families.”

More than 1,000 shelters and animal rescues have already registered to participate in this year's campaign.

“Clear the Shelters” is a nationwide initiative organized by NBC-owned television stations and Telemundo Station Group involving hundreds of shelters. NBC 4 New York and Telemundo are working with shelters in the tri-state areas to find permanent homes for all shelter animals. Affiliate partners and sponsors of the drive include Cat’s Pride and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (FOMTAS), is a 501(c)(3) corporation, created in 2012. FOMTAS supports the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS), a not-for-profit municipal organization that provides animal control services for the township and support for approximately 1,000 lost, abandoned and surrendered animals per year.