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8/10/2017 - Hamilton Looks to ‘Clear the Shelter’ on August 19th

Hamilton Looks to ‘Clear the Shelter’ on August 19th  


For the third, consecutive year, Hamilton Township is looking to ‘clear the shelter’; and if you’re looking for a loving pet companion, you can help.

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, Hamilton Township will once again take part in the “Clear the Shelters” effort along with NBC 10 (Philadelphia) and Telemundo 62.  The pet adoption event will take place at the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter (located at 2100 Sylvan Ave, Hamilton, NJ 08610) between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM.

Mayor Kelly Yaede - herself a proud owner of a Yellow Labrador – hopes that many residents who may be looking for a pet companion will come out to help make this year’s ‘Clear the Shelter’ effort another success.

"Our goal is to find ‘forever homes’ for as many of our shelter pets as we can,” says Mayor Yaede.  “So if your family is looking for a loving pet, please come out and join us on August 19th.” 

Over the past two years, Hamilton’s Animal Shelter was able to find ‘forever homes’ for a total of 38 pets thanks to this effort.  

Since 2015, the “Clear the Shelters” effort has led to 73,411 pet adoptions from shelters across our country that teamed up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo. 

Donations for Military Working Dog Memorial 

Also as part of the festivities on August 19th, the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee will be collecting donations for an upcoming project that will recognize military working dogs that have served our nation and protected our troops.  This future memorial is planned to be installed near the Dog Park at Hamilton’s Veterans Park. 

More Information About ‘Clear the Shelters’ 

Residents can learn more about the national ‘Clear the Shelters’ effort by visiting and the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter at