DHA Participates in Month-Long Clear the Shelters Pet Adoption Campaign in August

DHA Participates in Month-Long Clear the Shelters Pet Adoption Campaign in August

This year’s campaign will be the first ever month-long virtual pet adoption event, making it easy for people to rescue animals in need and donate online.


 WILMINGTON, DE, August 3, 2020 – Delaware Humane Association (DHA), a statewide animal welfare organization with adoption centers in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, has officially kicked off their participation in the nationally recognized Clear the Shelters campaign. Throughout the entire month of August, DHA joins NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo 62 to encourage the local community to help “Clear the Shelters!” To encourage potential adopters, all adoption fees at DHA Wilmington and DHA Rehoboth will be reduced throughout August. DHA’s mission is to make friends for life by connecting people with animals and by building strong relationships to better serve the community – and their participation in the nationally recognized adoption initiative, Clear the Shelters, does just that.

Since 2015, Delaware Humane Association has participated in the Clear the Shelters national campaign, but the event typically only lasts a single day. This year, DHA is running a special promotion for all adoptable animals throughout the month of August by offering $30 off all animal adoption fees, including for puppies and kittens. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm (if of age) and FeLV/FIV tested, microchipped, and examined by a veterinarian.

“In years past, our one day Clear the Shelters event has drawn in large crowds of people who line up at our doors before we even open,” says Patrick Carroll, Executive Director of DHA. Carroll adds, “While Covid-19 has certainly made hosting adoption events with large crowds difficult, running a month-long virtual adoption event is a safe, accessible solution. By offering discounted adoption prices throughout the entire month of August, we aim to help connect more animals than ever before with loving homes, all while remaining socially distant and healthy.”

This year’s month-long campaign includes an online application process in response to Covid-19. Interested parties can browse all available dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from the comfort of their home on DHA’s website. Approved potential adopters will then be contacted to set up a socially distant, in-person meet and greet appointment. This year’s event also boasts a new donation component – the perfect solution for anyone who wants to contribute but may not be ready or able to adopt an animal. The donation offering aims to generate critical funds for the organization’s continued success, which has been impacted by the effects of Covid-19 since March. Donations also help to cover the discounted fees DHA is offering.

Delaware Humane Association, along with participating animal shelters across the country, have been able to help nearly 21,000 animals find their forever homes since 2015 through Clear the Shelters. It’s because of DHA’s supporters that they are able to provide discounted pet adoption services to their beloved community. To contribute to DHA, please visit https://delawarehumane.org/donate/. To learn more about this year’s Clear the Shelters event, please visit https://delawarehumane.org/event/clear-the-shelters-2020/.


About Delaware Humane Association

Delaware Humane Association (DHA), located in both Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, is a nonprofit, no-kill animal care and adoption center. DHA’s mission is to make “friends for life” by connecting people with animals, and by building strong relationships to better serve the community. DHA is committed to providing for the needs of homeless and owned dogs and cats by providing temporary shelter, affordable spay and neuter services, low cost vaccination clinics, a pet food pantry, adoption and placement resources, and more. For more information, or to donate, visit delawarehumane.org and connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @delawarehumane.


Cory Topel

Marketing Manager


302-571-8171 ext. 311 (office)

Delaware Humane Association