Fifth Annual Clear the Shelters™ Pet Adoption Drive will be Hosted by Town of Islip Animal Shelter

Islip to Offer $50 Special One-Day Adoptions of Dogs and Cats to Encourage Adoptions

Long Island media representatives are invited to cover this Saturday’s Clear the Shelters™ mega-adoption event at the Town of Islip Animal Shelter in Bay Shore, featuring a special appearance from Greg Cergol, Long Island Bureau reporter for NBC 4 New York/WNBC. Cergol will appear with shelter officials at 8:30 AM.  

The Islip Town Shelter is one of more than 120 animal shelters and pet rescue locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut participating in this year’s nationwide Clear the Shelters™ campaign. All participants will offer a variety of incentives to adopt a new pet, which will vary by location and can include low cost or waived pet adoption fees. Visit for a complete list of all participating locations.  

With shelters and rescues often experiencing severe overcrowding in the summer months due to spring litters, Clear the Shelters™ was created to help relieve the impact through a massive, community-wide call-to-action. The Tri-State campaign is led by NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU and has connected over 16,000 homeless pets with forever homes since 2015.

Saturday, August 17, 8:30 AM at the Islip Town Shelter, 210 S. Denver Ave, Bay Shore ,Suffolk County, NBC 4 New York news reporter Greg Cergol will join officials from the Town of Islip in support of the campaign.MEDIA RSVP:  
To coordinate on-site photos and interviews, please contact Caroline Smith at 516-672-3381 or John Durso, Jr. at (212) 664-5247.

For more information about the stations’ pet adoption campaign, visit You can also follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

About Clear the Shelters™
Clear the Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations, plus affiliate stations partner with localanimal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear the Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaign has inspired thousands of families all across the country to open their homes and hearts to shelter pets, resulting in more than a quarter million pets finding new homes.

Visit / for more information. Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.