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Clear the Shelters August 18

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on August 14, 2018

Citrus County Animal Services is pleased to be participating in WFLA-TV / News Channel 8 (“WFLA”) 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.

The Citrus County Clear the Shelter event will take place on August 18 with extended hours at the Shelter at 4030 S. Airport Rd., Inverness, starting at 8 am with vendors, entertainment, food, chance drawings, and giveaways (for adopters and visitors). During the event there will be tips and exhibitions from dog trainers, dog playgroup exhibitions, and a Kids Activity Area.

Adoption fees will be waived (Citrus County Residents will be required to pay $10 license fee). Come and support the Citrus County animal shelter while having a fun day out with friends and family! For more information about this local event please call the Citrus County Animal Shelter at: 352-746-8400.

Citrus County Animal Shelter is over capacity at this time!

  • The Shelter is currently critically overcapacity with 128 dogs and 91 cats.
  • The Shelter is looking for adopters, fosters, and rescue partners.
  • Most of the cats and dogs are already to go (spayed/neutered, all age and species appropriate testing and vaccines, microchipped, and flea/tick/Heartworm preventative) immediately.
  • Citrus County does not charge Rescue Partners a pull fee
  • The adoption fee is waived on all animals that have been at the shelter for 30 days or over.

Clear the Shelters is a national program that News Channel 8 participates in each year along with its local shelter partners. “WFLA is committed to finding forever homes for pets in need. We are 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.


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