LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the fourth consecutive year, VCA Animal Hospitals has teamed up with NBC4 Southern California for a one-of-a-kind pet adoption initiative – Clear the Shelters – on Saturday, August 18th. On this day, shelters will adopt out homeless pets into their forever homes for a reduced adoption fee of $20. VCA is committed to supporting community animal welfare partners so they can improve the lives of countless disadvantaged dogs, cats and other pets.
“We are proud to partner with NBC4 again this year, and to help raise awareness about the benefits of adopting from a local shelter,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of VCA. “Working collaboratively, VCA and the shelters are making a meaningful, and often lifesaving, difference in the lives of so many pets. We're looking forward to working together to promote the health and happiness of pets throughout the country.”
On this day of action, participating animal shelters will offer reduced adoption fees and open their doors to find new homes for homeless pets. VCA Animal Hospitals’ teams will be on-site at community shelters, and all pets adopted during the event will receive a limited health guarantee and a gift bag filled with pet essentials. Pet owners visiting the event will also be offered a certificate for a Free First Exam, so they can experience the exceptional care offered at VCA Animal Hospitals.
To learn more about the initiative and locate participating shelters, visit www.nbcla.com/cleartheshelters. The public is encouraged to follow the effort and post pet photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with hashtag #ClearTheShelters.
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 525 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more information, visit VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, a preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound), and Camp Bow Wow (CBW), the nation’s Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise, an Inc. 5000 company.
About NBC4 Southern California
NBC4 Southern California is the West Coast flagship station of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, serving the vast region since 1949. NBC4 produces 43 hours each week of local news and weather, and the station features the largest award-winning investigative unit in Southern California. NBC4’s news operation has received nearly every industry award bestowed on local news, including numerous Los Angeles Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, two national and two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Peabody Award. NBC4 news is delivered across the main broadcast on channel 4, at www.nbcla.com, and through multiple interactive social media platforms 24/7. The NBC Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and movies.