NCTV17 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit

Clear the Shelters

It was a bittersweet moment for the team at the Naperville Area Humane Society who said a final goodbye to Pringles.

“One of our dogs actually went home who has been here the longest he came into the shelter at six months of age and he’s basically grown up here, he celebrated his one year birthday in February and he went home today so it’s moments like that which makes it worthwhile to participate in something like this,” said Executive Director of Naperville Area Humane Society, Anna Payton.

The Naperville Area Humane Society and the DuPage County Animal Shelters both participated in the ”Clear the Shelters” event, a nationwide pet adoption drive to help find loving homes for animals in need.

“This is our 2nd year that we’ve participated and what this means for this event is any animal that’s over five months of age or older, their adoption fee is waived just for today,” said Payton.

The not-for-profit started the day off with about 55 dogs and cats looking for a forever home.

Last year, they had 24 adoptions through the event and they’re hoping to increase that number by 25% this year.

Naperville News 17’s Jodelle Maglaya Reports.


Get daily news headlines delivered to your inbox!

We're Hiring!

Want to be a News or Sports reporter in the 4th largest city in Illinois?

cat2array(30) { [0]=> int(3) [1]=> int(14) [2]=> int(30) [3]=> int(15) [4]=> int(44) [5]=> int(62) [6]=> int(17) [7]=> int(195) [8]=> int(63) [9]=> int(196) [10]=> int(7053) [11]=> int(19) [12]=> int(28) [13]=> int(6494) [14]=> int(18) [15]=> int(13595) [16]=> int(13818) [17]=> int(13317) [18]=> int(32) [19]=> int(13803) [20]=> int(501) [21]=> int(33) [22]=> int(13804) [23]=> int(58) [24]=> int(2) [25]=> int(375) [26]=> int(13777) [27]=> int(13763) [28]=> int(42) [29]=> int(5) }