Clear the Shelters Day

‘Nate’ (left) and ‘Buddy’ (right) are just two of the pets that will be available for adoption during the Brevard Humane Society’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ event.

BREVARD COUNTY — A silent house can be uncomfortable without the familiar sounds of padding paws down the hall, lapping water from a dish or the gentle sigh of a happy pet keeping you company while watching TV.

Perhaps you have a lonely pet, and a companion would be the right way to keep them happy. Either way, homeowners looking to add to their family can mark their calendars, for the Brevard Humane Society’s second annual “Clear the Shelters” is this weekend.

This epic adoption event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at two of the Brevard Humane Society’s adoption centers: 155 Pioneer Road, Merritt Island, and 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa.

The Brevard Humane Society is joining NBC and Telemundo station’s “Clear the Shelters Day” to help adopt out as many pets as possible. The event will offer discounted adoption fees, $10 microchips, raffles and more.

“We found out about [Clear the Shelters Day] through one of our partnerships last year,” said Jen Worski, media relations specialist for the Brevard Humane Society. “We did really well and had over 20 of our animals adopted in a day, which normally we have over 20 in a week.”

The Brevard Humane Society will have a variety of pets available for adoption, from cats and dogs to mice, rabbits and guinea pigs.

All animals will have been spayed and neutered, fully vaccinated, and treated with flea and tick prevention medications.

With kitten season in decline, many of the day-old kittens that went through foster care are ready to be adopted, according to Mrs. Worski.

“I think our biggest challenge is getting the public to realize the importance of spay and neutering, and finding the best placement for the animals because not every home is right for every animal,” Mrs. Worski said.

As a “no kill for space” shelter since 1952, the Brevard Humane Society aims to educate the public on the welfare of animals, advocate for spaying and neutering, and finding the best placement for an animal’s future forever home.

For more information, call (321) 636-3343 Ext. 201 for the Cocoa Intake and Adoption Center or (321) 636-3343 Ext. 214 for the Merritt Island Adoption Center, or visit

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