Hundreds of pets across Houston area get adopted at Clear the Shelters event

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor, Rose-Ann Aragon - Reporter

HOUSTON - Hundreds of dogs, cats and other animals were adopted Saturday at the Clear the Shelters event across the Houston area. 

Potential parents lined up outside at least 30 shelters and fell in love with the animals featured in Clear the Shelters. Even Astros pitcher Lance McCullers made an appearance at Classic Chevy Sugar Land, which hosted a Clear the Shelters event with Fort Bend Animal Services and Fort Bend PAWS. 

The Houston SPCA also had a large turnout from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. People lined up out the door in hopes of adopting a furry friend. 

“There’s so many abandoned animals. There’s so many animals in need, so we just need to step forward and try to help,” Sandy Lester, a Galleria resident, said.

Lester was one of the dozens hoping to take home Zury, a small shepherd mix. KPRC featured Zury in a story earlier that day, and Lester said she saw it and came to SPCA. Her name was picked out of a hat, and she got to take Zury home.

“She’s so adorable!” Lester said.

Zury is one of the hundreds of animals in shelters all over Greater Houston. The Clear the Shelters event hopes to spread awareness of the issue of overcrowded shelters and also help animals find loving homes.

Check out some of the photos from the event below: 

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